Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Texas Tumbleweeds, (Tornadoes and Tumbleweeds)

I am so weary of electronics - (a LOT deleted!!!)

Here are 36, 8 in. ladder blocks, all in the same green, but various light backgrounds.  Also 36 "star" blocks, in various shades of purples, cranberries, bright blues, etc.  ... analogous, with backgrounds of lights.  These are for Quiltville's "Texas Tumbleweeds" by Bonnie Hunter.   Because in western Nebraska we have experienced many spring/summer weather alerts, tornado watches and alerts, storms, hail, heavy rain, flood watches, I am calling it Tornadoes and Tumbleweeds.  I don't mind tumbleweeds.
 I was very pleased how well the units went together.  I didn't pin, and I used the "blue tape line" method on my sewing machine bed instead of drawing the diagonal line on each square that results in  triangles.  I had few errors, but you DO need to concentrate on which way the diagonals are sewn.

I saved and pressed the 1200 or so cut-off triangles. 
My trusty Janome is going back to the shop.  In the meantime, I dragged out an older Viking.  It machine quilts OK, but throat space is limited.  I found the correct "insert" for my sewing desk, and steeled myself to re-learn this machine's idiosyncrasies.  


  1. Sorry about the bad weather - but I really like the name of the quilt!

  2. Saved and pressed 1200 HSTs? That is tenacity! : )

  3. 1200...! Incredible. Looks like another good one coming up!

  4. Your Janome is ill? So sorry and hope that there is a complete recovery soon. Peeking at the work under the needle of the Viking, is just such fun for me, your split 9-Patches are beautiful!


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