Tonight I finally had time to get out my new Sizzix Eclips2 Cutter that the children gave me for Christmas. In nothing flat, it cut 12" x 24" sheets of fusible-backed fabric into petals, with very little waste. And thus, entirely without meaning to, I have started on the quilt I designed in EQ7 a couple of days ago (see previous post, here).
Unbelievable, how much time this is going to save me in cutting appliqués. If I use this method of affixing fusible (I used Heat 'N Bond Lite) to the fabric before cutting, however, I'll have to switch to raw-edge appliqué, and put a fine satin stitch around each piece.
There will be a whole lot of other uses for it, too. I've only just begun to learn about it.
Slightly different version of the Baskets of Lilies quilt:
Finally, the final installment! This is for the sashings and borders of the Buoyant Blossoms large personal throw. The pattern will be free for one month. Here is the link to Google Drive: Buoyant Blossoms Borders & Sashings