A couple months ago I saw a post somewhere about this little purple thing for cutting units apart when chain piecing. I love chain piecing...but I've noticed after years of quilting and working as a hygienist, all the repetitive snipping with little scissors make the tendons in my wrist a bit sore.
Enter...The Gypsy Cutting Gizmo.
I love this thing. I wish it was a bit shorter, but besides that it has cut my snipping time in half and my wrist doesn't get sore anymore. I tend to chain piece my units very close together, and I've yet to snip anything but the thread in between by accident. I bought mine on Amazon but a quick google search also found them here and here.
I ordered a bit of this Park Life collection by Elizabeth Olwen for Cloud 9 fabrics because I love that print up there. Prints with multiple colors like it are my favorite. I can always pull some coordinating basics and solids from my stash and have a stack ready to whip into a quilt! The photograph makes the butterfly color look orange, but it's actually a pretty rose coral color.
I'm trying to decide if it's too early yet to make baby girl a quilt...but since I'll probably make her at least 4 I might as well get started now!
Sophie has given up naps for good...so she has "quiet time", which usually means she brings her sleeping bag and a pillow (she's obsessed with her sleeping bag!), all her dolls, barbies, books, and kindle into my sewing room and sits at my feet.
She's my favorite 3 soon-to-be 4 year old ever.