Gizmos & Gadgets: Silhouette Cameo & Tutorials

I waited 2 weeks before opening my silhouette – it was sheer torture, but I needed to focus on some final work for two courses, which are thankfully, OVER! It’s quite sleek, and very long:

12×12 cutting mat is included (not shown here), and is very sticky. The control panel to the left has very simple controls and screen:

and finally, under the hood of the silhouette cameo:

It comes with an instructional DVD, but I have already taken a look at some tutorials online. My favourite set of tutorials is from Under a Cherry Tree. Jin Yong covers a wide range of tips and tricks on the silhouette, as well as provides some interesting paper making projects. She has also done some great practical reviews of cutters, which helped me decide to choose the Silhouette Cameo.

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StashShot: Irie Colours

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An ode to my West Indian and East Indian roots – who else mixes red and green, and throws in golden orange and yellow for good measure? However, this the stash will need a neutral solid – I’m contemplating using it for a Chopsticks quilt. This is a Jaybird Quilts pattern that I’ve been eyeing for sometime. I picked up the pattern at Sew Sisters Quilt shop, eager to try my hand at triangles. I also purchased a triangular shaped ruler that will serve as a template. I’m a little wary of using grey, black or white as the solid – its safe, and predictable. hmmmm, what about yellow, or green?

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Hello world!

I Blog, therefore I Am.

I thought I’d try my hand at blogging, in order to record my progression as a quilter. I began quilting earnestly in 2010, and have not as yet lost interest. It’s a challenge – I’m passionate and frustrated at the same time – all these ideas, yet so little time and experience.

I’m hoping to use this blog to document my learning activities (books I’ve read, videos that taught me new tricks, ideas that inspire me), track my stash, and celebrate small triumphs and acknowledge defeat. Finally, I hope to learn more about blogging, and will be avidly reading the the Daily Post for inspiration.