That, my friends, is my new rotary cutter. It arrived in the post at lunchtime last Wednesday… and by 3 o’clock I was at the hospital, bleeding profusely and cursing my own stupidity. Rotary cutters are sharp. Always remember to put the guard on when you’re not actually cutting anything. Do not, under any circumstances, forget to put the guard on and then gesticulate wildly with the cutter still in your hand. Lesson learned the hard way in my case, and hopefully I can serve as a dire warning to others.
I did order the
sharp blade of doom rotary cutter for a reason. For a while now I’ve wanted to learn quilting because I had a very specific project in mind. I have a rather unhealthy love of pyjamas, and when they get too tatty to be worn anymore I can’t bear to throw them away. I therefore have quite a stash of knackered old pyjamas which are taking up a lot of room. Can you see where this is going?
Yup, I want to make a quilt out of my old pyjamas. Nothing fancy in terms of pattern (just squares), but I think the worn fabric will make a lovely quilt, and of course it’s then built of memories too.
I’ve got some more pyjamas I need to cut up, but I’ve got a lot on at the moment so the project is being shelved temporarily. I suspect this will be a project I really get to grips with over the winter, when work is quieter. The squares look good so far though, don’t they?
I had a lot of small offcuts left over, so I’m trying to make a few little things with those (waste not, want not…) before I finally give in and throw them away. The first thing is this little pin cushion (measures approx 3 x 5 inches):
I’ve already got a pin cushion, so I’m not entirely sure what I’m going to do with this one…