Goodness it's blowing a storm outside. It's just as well really, because I've realised that it's Hydeeann's first EPP (English Paper Piecing) linky party today, I've done no EPP for aaaages, and I need to do something quick smart to link up.
That would be because I'd sewn up all the diamonds I had basted and needed to baste this pile before I could do any more. My plan to do this before I returned to work had ended in naught.
|132 cut diamonds to baste. Pretty to look at, not to baste.|
Hmmmm. That doesn't look like a lot of fun really, does it?! But never fear, I had my new glue pen to trial. Can you see that price tag for a teeny tiny glue stick. *gasp*. The big question is, would it be any better than its larger, $4 comrade?
|The battle of the glue pens commences|
Well, sadly I have to confess, it is better. You'd expect so, really, but I really would prefer to tell you to save your money. The sew line glue pen is really fine, which means it puts a lovely thin line of glue on. It's just the right amount of sticky, and best of all, didn't make a mess. So that pile at the top turned into this in about an hour.
|Quilting satisfaction. Oh yeah.|
Yep, that's 72 lovely glue basted diamonds. Just like that. And I also did the six diamonds to go with the liberty hexagon I had already started.
|Liberty. Enough said.|
Impressed? I was pretty pleased. Overall I do like my new glue pen, but I have to say, if you're short of cash, the UHU glue stick did the job too. It was just a little bit messier. I'll certainly keep it as a back up.
Now I've got no excuse to start sewing these all together.
Linking up to Hydeeann's monthly linky EPP party. Come and have a look!