A few more exciting events have occurred in my life.
First off, I sold my first quilt! If you've checked out my Quilts for Sale page, you will see it's Floral Dreams, the June pattern of Cynthia's Scrap-a-Palooza series. It, and a makeup pouch I made, both sold at the boutique at our guild show. Woot! Woot!
|Gone to good homes I hope!|
Second, I have been asked (well, I told her, if she ever needed anyone...) to pattern test another blogger's new pattern which will soon be available in her Craftsy shop. This is another first for me, and I'm thoroughly enjoying it. I spent all day Sunday and a little of Saturday cutting scraps to test the pattern.
|At the trellis stage still... 24 of 100+ blocks done... what have I done??!!|
While I worked yesterday, I finally watched "Frozen". Yeah, I know, slightly behind the times here. I really enjoyed the movie! I didn't get much sewing done during the film though; I can't just listen to a movie; I end up stopping and watching, and thus not a lot of sewing gets done. In keeping with the movie's theme, I started another snowflake! I had a few hiccups and interruptions along the way, so I'm late to the linky parties, story of my life. Mostly good interruptions on this Thanksgiving Day: phonecalls to and from family, FaceTime with my grandson, dinner at some friends'...all of whom I am so grateful for.
Here is another picture of the set-up for my oh-so-fancy business card and Add-a-quarter ruler. I remembered how invaluable it really is! My mind works well, albeit a tad slowly these days! You can eliminate the pre-folding along all the sewing lines this way.
1. Place the paper side up, with the just-sewn and pressed new patch underneath on your cutting mat.
2. Place the business card with one edge along the next-to-be-sewn line. Fold back the paper, butting up the fold against the business card.
3. Leaving the business card in place, place the ruler over all 4 layers (fabric, paper--shiny side down, business card, paper---folded so shiny side is up) until the lip catches against the layers.
4. Trim! Now your 1/4" is added perfectly in line with the sewing line so you can easily line up your next fabric patch.
I got so excited to finish this snowflake before we went over to our friends' house, and had hopes of finishing this post (I'd started it last night) also before we left, that I sewed my two halves together and got this:
Nooo!!! As soon as I opened it up for the ooh and ahh surprise, I saw I'd forgotten to piece in the white strip between the two halves!! Are you kidding me? Reverse sew. Cut the strip. Finish up the block:
|Snowflake #2 Version 1|
I'm not sure where these blocks will end up. I've had a few ideas, mostly in the throw pillow category (check out Joanne's tutorial here) but I can so see a pretty quilt, or maybe placemats, or a runner!
Here's Snowflake #1 from last week once again:
Linking up with Canuck Quilter's Snowalong, and with Stitch by Stitch's Anything Goes Mondays.