Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A FINISH AND CUI WITH A ROTARY CUTTER!

I have a finish to show, but first... I have a story to tale. I got all my fabric and scissors gathered to put this finish together. Well, I was about to cut the fabric with my scissors. I thought, " Hey I have a rotary cutter!" I have never used one. I got it out. How hard is it to cut a straight line? Well, I cut and held it up.. It looked like I had been CUI or DWC (Cutting Under Influence or Drinking While Cutting) It was not straight at all!!!  lol I tried again! I will say it was on plaid fabric and I had a time following the lines... I think I was going to fast! I put that thing up and got the scissors!  lol
Here is the start:



Here is the finish!

A bag to hold clothes pins.  I will hang in my laundry room. Just for decoration. I'm a modern girl. I have to have the those Maytag washer and dyer things!! My mom furnished me with the old scrub board, it even has the faded name on the side and you can see the wear on the bottom. At one time someone used this...
Sorry for the light pictures. I took with my point and shoot camera. I think it may need to retired. I am headed out to the inflatable pool for a little leisure time. I know, it is small. Me and the air mattress will fit just fine. Enjoy the day everyone! Thank you for all the comments on my post with the WIPs. You gals are so nice!
Till later........

8 comments:

Kathy L. said...

I love your finish. So perfect on the washboard!!

Also love the pumpkin fabric from yesterday's post. Too cute!!

Kathy

stitcheranon said...

Oh you made me giggle. CUI. Very good. You dont just cut with rotary cutters; you need to have your work on a cutting mat and cut by rolling the cutter along a ruler, a quilting ruler etc = straight line. Never mind..a great finish. Very cute!

wilma b said...

Great finish!

Barb said...

What a nice little finish! Boy, it is sure HOT here in Alabama!

Dawn said...

Looks Great April! I only have the stems done, I have ADD today and yesterday, lol. Not sure how I will finish mine. Enjoy the sunny weather!

Linda said...

Adorable finish.

Linda

Myra said...

Lovely finish! You need to get yourself a ruler to use with that rotary cutter. I couldn't live without mine.

Anne said...

April, I love your finishes! They are so sweet and useful at the same time. I find when I use the rotary cutter, I put that plastic quilters ruler thingy on top to guide the rotary blade, that and I go a bit slower. After a few times I made a straight line :D Sometimes though, using good ol' scissors does the trick!