Fussy Cutting tools + the BEST scissors ever +  Lucy Boston Block 6
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Hi Again
As promised I'm back with Lucy Boston Block 6....and some new stuff!
Fussy Cutting can often present with some issues so any little tools to help out are welcome......true?  
Well check out these fussy cutting viewers.
Each viewer has multiple sizes of the one shape eg the Honeycomb viewer has 2",1 1/2",1", and 3/4" sheets.
I've tried out the 1" honeycomb viewer today. It was a great tool to take the guesswork out of template placement when fussy cutting.
I just moved the viewer over the fabric till I found the spot I wanted to cut. What is visible in the viewer is exactly what you'll end up. There's no potential error from guessing seam allowances.
I found that using the Sewline Air Erasable Marker (one of my favourite tools), or the Clover White Marking Pen for dark fabric, to  trace a line around the inside of the viewer then meant I could exactly place the cutting template into the marked position when the viewer was removed... and voila.....I can exactly cut multiples of the same pattern repeat without error.
They are also a wonderful tool when used with a mirror.......more on that one later. For the Lucy Boston blocks, the mirror is only helpful for the centre, as the other fussy cut pieces sit side by side, so we'll go one step at a time.
bit of trivia......I apparently have been incorrectly calling the Lucy Boston shape an Elogated Hexagon, but after lots of technical conversations with a new paper piecing supplier this week, I have learnt that the angles particular to the LB shape put it in the"'Honeycomb" shape range, and would have a different end angle if it were technically an elongated hexagon.....sooo.....I'll stand corrected and refer to the shape as a honeycomb from now is all about learning and adapting.
Lucy Boston Block 6         Hope you like......I do!!!
I am really enjoying creating these Lucy Boston Blocks. 
As usual the $12 kit includes fabric, photo and 24 papers to complete this block.
And since I know you'll really want the Honeycomb Viewer now you've seen it, heehee, and you won't want to have the flat-rate postage applied, I have bundled the kit ($12), FC Viewer ($8), and postage at cost($1.40) with a FREE SHIPPING code especially for those doing the Lucy Boston Quilt. That way you'll avoid the $6.50 shipping.
This bundle is $21.40.
If you are using the beautiful antique cream shade fabric for your background fabric, you will be ready for another fat qtr (one fat qtr is sufficient to border 3 blocks). I have set the free shipping code so you can add 1 of those to your bundle if you wish to, and still get FREE SHIPPING!!
See the options here
Do you want to see the BEST scissors ever......??
I have been stocking the Karen K Buckley small scissors for some time and am excited to now offer more of her amazing scissors. 

These scissors really are a dream to use. 

The serrated cutting edge actually pulls the fabric into the scissor rather pushing it away.
The handles are so ergonomically designed....and great fo left and right handed users.

I was recently at a large gathering of patchwork ladies, (and these girls know what's hot and what's good in the industry!!), and they were all talking about the Karen K Buckley I thought I'd better get into them a bit more....and I've been test running the large pair this week and I LOVE them.
See the scissors here
I am very very busy here at Shiralee Central putting the final touches on my very first quilt design.......I'll leave you with a little sneaky peek.......remember these from some time ago??... well they are now part of my stunning quilt .....ssshhh........still keeping this under wraps for a little bit longer........
I will be releasing my quilt as a BOM very is very exciting for me......I can hardly contain myself!!
Till next time....
Happy sewing
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