Here in the south Dragonflies are very popular. We've seen a lot of dragonfly suncatchers being made but most students have issues getting the notches in the lengths of the body to line up nicely. Here's an easy was to fix that problem.
See that long notched body piece in the bottom center of the dragonfly in the pattern below? Most people try to follow the curves with their cutter which inevitably ends up leaving them with an unsymmetrical body. The trick is to cut it straight along the widest points of the body. In other words, follow the red line I've drawn along the body.
So there you have it. A perfect dragonfly body with very little work. Remember that smaller, intricate details are usually achieved at the grinder, so examine your patterns and learn to plan for that before you start cutting your pieces.
Cindy's Colorado Window captures the logo perfectly and that mountain with its snow cap really shows off her abilities. This looks simple enough but it's certainly not a beginners pattern by any stretch of the imagination. Look at that snowcap!
Susan R just needs to cut out the whites of her Owl's eyes and then she'll be taking this home for the last time. This surely is a cute and colorful Owl who will look a bit more lively once he has his eyes!