This is how we keep up with each other and the projects we work on. Her is the one who doesn't pin and quilts her way! The Crafter, who won't crochet, is a painter, a stitcher and has a few more talents up her sleeve. Me is the quilter that pins, irons and measures twice!!!
I'm rewarding myself on a daily basis for surviving a day of teaching! I might need to get a summer job because of this!!!
Yesterday, I stopped by Tiger Lily Quilts and picked up the 60 degree Diamond Ruler!
This is what I made with my new ruler!!!
I looked at a variety of tutorials on "Y" seams. There is only 1 way to do it but there are a 100 different explanations. Most tutorials said the best way to do a y seam was to sew by hand. Not going to happen here. I need more instant gratification and need to see that I have actually accomplished something. The 6-point star looks pretty good, until you take a closer look at the center.
I think I know why the center has one piece off. When I put this together, I started at 8 o'clock and sewed counter clockwise. I should have split the star into 2 halves and then sewed them together. The white squares aren't too difficult to add in as long as you mark the 1/4 in seams.
I can't wait to try this again tonight!!! I have a bunch of strips that are a variety of sizes that I am going to use for practice. These squares will be added to the "practice square pile" and some day will be sewing together to make the practice square f-ugly car quilt. I have a few squares that haven't turned out at all. OR ... if they turn out pretty good, then I may make a random 6-point star quilt with all the blocks being different sizes. Then I could piece it together just like a puzzle!!! This could be interesting!!
So what does this look like? Part of you is thinking, "it looks like a breast, no that must be wrong." Nope, you're correct. It 's part of a purse a staff member asked me to make for her team for the Pink Warrior golf tournament this summer. She actually asked me to make her a set for her team of four but I told her I'd make a prototype to show her first. It's a lot larger than it looks in the picture on the internet. So we'll see on Tuesday if she still wants me to make her a set. What do you think? Could this be the new style for the summer?
I've done lots of thinking over the past week and while I have been thinking I have finished a few things.
1. Grandma's Wall hanging - She bought the pattern and I was to make it!!!
2. This is a pattern I bought a while ago. Finally finished!!!
3. I saw a picture of a circle like Christmas tree like the one below. It was introducing a new fabric line. I loved it and thought .... I could make something like that!! Vanessa, Kristy and I all made our own versions. Vanessa and Kristy actually got theirs done ... I just finished mine tonight!!! I may make a few more of these too. I don't think I will cut them out, might just leave them square!
These are the next few projects that I would like to finish:
I can't remember when I started the following three stitcheries and now I know why I haven't finished them. I need to order the buttons!!!
I also stumbled upon these books! The stitcheries are all from these books. There are a number of projects I would like to make out of each of these.
This book has so many cute snowman things. I have the snowman stitchery from above to complete and then I want to make the snowman/tree garland, the snowman table runner and the snowman place mats. I am kind of partial to snowmen!!!
I have made a few things out of the Autumn book already. I made the Ghost & Jack-o-lantern Garland, which still needs to be finished. I would have finished tonight but I can't find my glue gun. I need to glue the Jack-o-lanterns to the ghosts. I was going to sew them on by hand until I read the instructions and it said to glue them on!!! Now if I could only find my glue gun!!!
I love this book too!!! I want to make the Santa/reindeer table runner, reindeer place mats, maybe a Santa pillow!
This book is great too!!! Much more Santa stuff to make in this one!!! Santa garland, place mats and reindeer pillows!!! There's the cutest tree skirt in this one too!!!
Like always ... so much to sew, so little time to sew!!! What have you been up to lately??? Tomorrow, if it's raining, I'm going to finish the panel that you gave me with the "I believe" statements on it!! I'm going to have to dig through my bins to see what else I need to get finished!!! If its not raining, we are going golfing and then out to Alameda for Wyatt's birthday party!!!