Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Garden Addition

This  gnome, aka "Little Bit",  moved into our garden recently - about my birthday time.  We moved him temporarily to the deck so we could see the lantern (solar) at night. He's about 17 inches tall. 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

More on Pinkalicious

I just added the borders - this little donation quilt is really PINK!!!  (Photo is in shade. )

Again, 6 inch finished blocks, I used the log Cabin trim tool to keep the narrow logs from getting too out of control.  The ruler worked very well, I was surprised to learn.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016



 Not sewn into rows yet.  

More of Something from Nothing - I DID purchase an inner narrow border fabric and a border.  It's a bit long - I had enough for an extra row, but might not include it.  These are all 6 in. finished blocks and yes, I DID use that fancy-schancy Log Cabin Trim Ruler.  Honestly, I didn't WANT to like it but in the end, the blocks are so neat and tidy, I have to admit the ruler was a help. 

Monday, September 05, 2016

Another Spider Web, different approach

My blocks are together, as are a few rows.  My goal this time was to learn how to "complete" each web before the border starts .  No chopped off webs!  I'll probably make a narrow border, then a wider one.   Backgrounds are also scrappy.  This started a few weeks ago, with a real in-person meeting with Karla Alexander (many quilt books!).  Her pattern is called "Tango" - done in blues.  I wish I had used blues, since I'd already had made a spider web with earth colors.  Oh well!  This is one of those "can't see the forest for the trees" syndromes - I just was so intent on the newer method, I totally forgot choices of colors.  LOL

Again, here is how it goes together - not like you might expect.  See the diagonal seam line across the block?  2 of them fit together to make the square block. 

Here is my previous finished quilt - I like it but don't like how the webs kinda just stop where they meet the borders.  Soooo, now I have two!  Good grief.