Round Robin Blocks – I did not get these to make
Start Pinwheel Sampler Blocks
I have been wanting to buy a new ruler for a while now. I have the EZ Jelly Roll Ruler that I LOVE, but it doesn’t work for everything. For one it doesn’t have the 1/8'” marks. I have several other rulers that I bought when I first decided to quilt, and really didn’t know the differences between different brands and such.
Yesterday while cutting my LC for my Pinwheel project I made 2 cutting mistakes on one fabric and made another mistake on a different fabric (not good when you only have 10” to work with…Luckily I had the same fabric in a 5” square to fall back on…Anyway, that was my BREAKING POINT! I just can’t see the markings on my old rulers. I am sure they are perfectly good rulers, but for me the ORANGE markings just DO NOT cut it!
Today I marched myself to Joann’s and bout myself the SIMPLI-EZ Ruler 6.5 x 12.5 I LOVE this thing. The marks are black and red (non of that orange crap I can’t see) and to top it off it actually has the marking written out for you :) NOW that is SMART!!! It is also a Lefty/Righty so you can turn it and flip it and still see what you are doing :)
I am going to be replacing ALL my rulers with the Simpli-EZ rulers and soon :)
I signed up to participate in the Friday Night Sew-In, but woke up Friday sick…I slept until mid-afternoon when hubby came home, and then checked emails for about 5 minutes, thought about sewing, felt like I was going to die, so ended up watching TV on the couch the rest of the night.
I plan on trying to get some Bee Blocks out of the way, and checking out what everyone else worked on last night.
HAPPY SATURDAY :)
It is time for the Bloggers Quilt Festival. This will be the 1st time for me to participate.
I chose this quilt to share because it is still my AL TIME FAVORTIE quilt. I love the colors, the feel, the size, EVERYTHING! It was also my 1st completed quilt.
Since making this quilt I have completed 11 other quilts, but this one will always have a special place in my heart :)
Do you make LARGE or SMALL quilts?
Do you make MINI quilts?
What other type of sewing do you do?
What do YOU do with all the quilts you make….
Do you KEEP them?
Do you GIFT them?
Do you SELL them?
Just curious :)
I will be participating in the Friday night Sew-In this Friday May 21st. If you want to join us go over to Handmade By Heidi and sign up.
This Friday I plan on either quilting my Frolic Bloom Quilt OR starting the Circle Around Quilt by Julie. I have a Martinique Layer Cake and some Kona Cotton Ivory all ready to go…
Today I got my Schnibbles Times Two from Kelly @ Cotton Cham Quilts and I made a trip to Joann’s were I bought Liberated Quiltmaking II, EZ Circle Ruler, 8 yards of Kona Ivory, an 2 spools of thread in Ivory.
I haven’t accomplished much this month, and the only goal I have met for May is 1 of my Bee blocks and I managed to get the boarders on my Frolic Bloom quilt…just not feeling it for some reason. I am hoping to find some motivation soon so I can make the Circle Around Quilt by Julie @ Jaybirdquilts this Friday for the Friday Night Sew In.
Hubby and I have spent the last few days buying furniture and plants to makeover our backyard…
I now have my own little piece of paradise!
I managed to add the borders to my Frolic Bloom quilt top this evening. I set the goal to at least add one of the boarders, but once I got started I couldn’t stop!
Now to get it ready for quilting :) That is my goal for tomorrow.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day, I had a pretty good one. My husband and children treated me like a queen. And I got a new charm to wear on my silver chain. I just LOVE sand dollars or anything else that has to do with the beach or ocean…
They even prepared my favorite meal of fresh scallops and shrimp on the grill, YUM!
I needed to join another group like I need a hole in my head…but I did. I joined another BEE!
I couldn’t resist. I LOVE RED, and here we have a WHOLE BEE completely dedicated to it. I have to admit I am most excited. Thank goodness my Month isn’t until April so I have plenty of time to start collecting some fabulous RED fabrics :)
I am not sure but they may be looking for 1 more member if anyone is interested.
Today I spent the afternoon organizing my stash of patterns and Precuts. I have a really bad habit of purchasing precuts with a specific idea in mind and then forgetting. OR buying a pattern with a certain precut in mind and then forgetting. So today I decided to do something about it.
Feels good. Now I know which fabric is called for and which fabric is not :)