Showing posts from January, 2016

List? What list?

OK, yes, I am familiar with my list of projects I plan to finish next.  I just don't stick to it very well!  This, for example, was not on it:

It really couldn't be avoided (really!).  I had to start something new to prove to my daughter that I do, in fact, love the ruler she gave me for Christmas.

I saw the Quick Curve ruler at a quilt show a few years ago when it was brand new.  I almost bought it, but then worried that it was a "one quilt ruler", the kind that looks really neat until you figure out that every quilt you make with it looks the same.  The samples in the booth were all pretty similar, so I passed.  However, there are now oodles of pretty patterns that prove the ruler can be used in many different ways. Check out Sew Kind of Wonderful for eye candy.

This block is one of their free patterns. Except for the trimming on my first unit (which eventually resulted in that seam that doesn't even come close to matching), I didn't have any trouble with t…

Running start

See these?

These rolls of binding were my New Year's Eve day sewing, products of my determination to move a few projects closer to finished state before the calendar rolled over to 2016.  After Christmas I looked back at my 2015 sewing and realized I had only two "large" quilt finished for the year.  By large I mean at least a throw size.

I know I used the sewing machine regularly most of the year, I used plenty of fabric, I created scraps and I emptied thread spools, yet I had only two finished quilts to show. There were a few smaller projects, most of which I made in December:

So what did I have to show for the rest of my efforts?  There are four runners that took up most of my May and June sewing time but that I can't share yet (though hopefully soon?).  The rest are partially pieced projects, flimsies and partially quilted pieces that I couldn't decide how to finish.

These three are still in the unquilted pile.

The first two measure about 30" x 40"…

Free block pattern at Stitchin at Home

I'm behind on my New Year's post, as I'm still trying to figure out how I felt so busy and yet have so few finishes for 2015.

In the meantime, head over to Stitchin at Home for a free block pattern.  Cindy designed Double Cross last summer for her guild BOM and ended up using a different block instead.  She has decided to offer this one as a blog freebie to usher in the new year.

I tested the block pattern for her last summer. 

 I have to say I like the block much better in her fabric!  When you check out her blog. you'll see that these blocks look great set together.  Enjoy!