Friday, March 22, 2013

I don't always follow directions

My mother always said I was a little bit of a trouble maker. Apparently, I would always just go do things, not asking permission if I could in advance. Then my explanation was “You never said I couldn't do it”.

After doing several string quilts at different Project Linus workshops I was ready to stuff the foundation squares in a box and throw it in the back of the closet. So it was a surprise when after Make a Blanket Day, February 16th, I came home with dark blue foundation squares to make HST string blocks. This really was not appealing, so I sewed 1-2 strings on each side of the block, covering less then half the block and counted it as done. This was so fast, iron and turn the last edge, sew and NO squaring up. Just trim the sides. So fast, and happy with the results. Think I will put a red back on it and it can go to TAPS. The local Project Linus supports TAPS and tries to send 50+ quilts each year. TAPS - Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, an organization that provides support to the Families of fallen service members RWB quilts or crocheted blankets are always needed for the “Good Grief Camp”. For more info:

This past week, I went to the the monthly Project Linus meeting and came home with a layer cake kit using the Double Slice Layer Cake pattern from Missouri Star Quilt Co.
Yes, again, I thought I would do my own thing, and proceeded with a stack and slash quilt. I also cut up the fabric for the border and added a few more squares from my stash.

Well, I guess things haven't changed. They never said I had to follow their directions.

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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Today's Favorite Tool

Do you have this problem?

I always head out to my DH tool bench for one of my favorite tools. It's an extendable magnet pen. It extends 24”.

Easy work to pick up spilled pins. Wish it could pick up all the bits of thread and fabric. Must get the vacuum out. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Finish it Friday, March 15

After another winter cold I've been working on finishing a few Project Linus projects that needed a few seams sewn and very little thinking. I also dug into the bag of orphan blocks and pulled out a project.

Made this top with 8 orphan rail fence blocks:

This checker board just needed borders:

This quilt came back to me after Linda quilted it, I added a binding. So cute with the pale pink corduroy back.

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