Well the rain did arrive and so I headed to my sewing room to start on my next quilt project. A new blade was definitely needed so after a quick service on my cutting ruler off I went. I like to use two rulers when cutting. I line up the fabric against the lines on the cutting mat and then place the metal bar with the cutting blade the desired width then with my second ruler I check that I have the fabric and blade line up straight. Once I am happy I then remove the second ruler and run the blade over the fabric. I find this gives me an accurate measurement and the fabric does not slip whilst I am cutting. To me this so much easier than using a rotary cutter when cutting many strips of fabric.
After a couple of hours I have produced many 2" x 6" strips
And another pile of smaller scraps which are destined for another scrap quilt.
And still the rain falls but we did have a little ray of sunshine yesterday which produced a small rainbow - it is in the middle of the photo - which appeared to be in the street behind us. Sadly the pot of gold was not in our backyard.
Back to my strip cutting and I hope to make a start on sewing them together.
In the meantime happy sewing.