Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
To Do List
Work on this project - I can't get enough of these cute little pigs. For these wedges I am using a 45 degree ruler. Piecing several strips of fabric (salvage to salvage) and making several cuts with the wedge ruler. Then chain piece two wedges at a time - 8 wedges in all for one block. Piece two of those together to make one-half of the circle, then sew the two halves together - matching center points. The ruler I used is Petal Shapes by Darlene Zimmerman. I simply squared off the top of the wedge to create an octagon rather than a petal. To make the octagon into a square block, simply add a 3 1/2 inch triangle to every other wedge....4 triangles in all.
Clean - yuck!
Make - dinner - hmmm -what to do with chicken?
Monday, July 26, 2010
Two Days In A Row - YAY!
I could live with this method of quilt making. It fits my love of somewhat rough-around-the- edges, scrappy quilts. No need for templates or patterns - just do what you love. Use the fabrics and the colors you love. Brilliant!
So back to work - I have the house to myself today - YAY!
Sunday, July 25, 2010
I have been working on the third in a series of quilts. I am using stars and spots of color between the sashings. For the border I will do another spikey sawtooth border. Not all the spikes will be the same height or the same width. Very fun!
Miss Molly has been working on some new ideas combining embroidery and fabric. Clever girl!
Hopefully, I can do better with this blogging thing. If I could at least be somewhat proficient with the whole process - it would be so much easier. I haven't quite figured out how it all works. And then I have to hope someone cares to read it, right? That is the point of sharing ideas afterall!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Molly is my oldest daughter who loves embroidery and Flanders is our adorable Mutt!
I am the mother of 3 girls, a wife, a former elementary teacher and an avid quilter. I spend A LOT of time quilting, thinking about quilts, and planning my next quilt. I do think it is a sickness!
So why begin blogging? Really, I am not sure, so far I have been rather frustrated with the whole creating, setting and posting process. Certainly computer skills are not at the top of my "skills list", but I have several folks I can seek out for help.
So why begin blogging? Well, I enjoy the creative blogs I regularly visit. They are a real source of ideas and inspiration. So I am hoping we can share tips, ideas, and lots of compliments while involved in this creative expression.