Maintaining My Piece
Sewing, crafting, piecing and quilting are what keeps me sane. If I am creating something I am happy...even if it doesn't work exactly as I want it, I enjoy the process. Hope you enjoy reading about what I do and sometimes don't do.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
NOW THIS FUN~~I'LL BE MAKING MORE!
I have made bow tie blocks before...in fact I have a top waiting for a border decision hanging in the sewing room; however, there has been chatting on one of the groups about dimensional bow ties and someone posted a tutorial yesterday. This morning I made one. It took about 2 seconds. OK. maybe a little longer but not much. 2 squares of one print, 3 of the other, a little tinkering to line up for pinning and voila!. It was so fun and quicker than the non dimensional I think. I will be making more of these. Just so cute. I used 3 inch squares because those were cut and handy. The picture doesn't highlight the dimension too well, but the center is puffy. Below is the pic and here's the link to the tutorial. Go try it, you'll be glad you did.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
A COUPLE FINISHES AND A START
This one was a UFO for awhile but I got it all finished and even hand stitched the binding down. I don't enjoy doing that but the outlaw Jimmy Smits made it a little easier for me. Some say he is just eye candy but I like his acting ability...(cough, cough) Well, that too. Since I have had several finishes lately and have worked so hard getting a lot of my fabric stash out of tubs and onto shelves, I decided to reward myself with a new project...shhhhh! Don't tell any of the stashbuster's group. I've been wanting to try this pattern of a block that was in a box of sewing things a friend gave me. I'm sure it has a name but I don't know what it. Here is the original block which is made with 3" squares and some of mine which use 2 1/2" squares. I have seven others cut but not sewn yet. This block is good for learning color value I think.