So I work in a fabric store. It's pretty much like being told you have to browse for eight hours before spending any money. There's a lot that I want, and my wish list just gets longer every time we get new bolts of fabric in, but I'm trying to not blow every paycheck the second I get it.
And in the spirit of spending smaller amounts of money, I got the Mini Hex N More ruler. I get to see how I like it before buying the regular sized rulers, because those are obviously on the wishlist too. And I figured it would be perfect for cutting out mini hexies for some EPP that I might get around to someday.
After storing the ruler in my bag for a couple weeks (read: it's so little I completely lost it) I finally pulled out my box of medium-sized scraps and decided to see if I could put together some pinwheels.
Cutting with such a little ruler wasn't as bad as I thought it might be. I had a little snafu and cut the wrong sized triangles. I tried to fix it by making some very scant seams, but the damage was done. I tried some creative pulling and stretching and pressing, but I just ended up with bulgy centers. They did come together fast though, so that was a win.
Here's the next batch of pinwheel parts, now with the proper triangles, ready to go. I think the first set will get quilted to death and maybe made into a pouch or book cover. And after this, I think I'll make a mini out of little hexies and triangles.
Linking up with Lee for WIP Wednesday and Kelly for Needle and Thread Thursday!