Sunday, March 23, 2014

This and that and a winner

Decipher Your Quilt - blocks

Good morning, as I write this post I am still drinking my morning coffee. Yesterday I made some more blocks for Decipher Your Quilt - you can see a few nine patches for next week's post. If you decipher some blocks while you follow along the DYQ series, please share them with us in the flickr group.

By the way, I have found that a greater focus on careful cutting and an accurate 1/4" seam (not scant either) sure makes the points and seams line up nicer and keeps the points from getting lost in the seam allowance.

Blended Scraps Blocks - tutorial 7

Yesterday I shared a tutorial for making the Blended Scraps Blocks, and this morning I saw that the picture above was in flickr's explore. So far 3,152 people have viewed it - do you think that they all, deep down, want to make quilts?

Hobo blocks for Hettie

On Friday, I sent these cute 6.5" hobo quilt blocks to Hettie for Always Bee Learning. These simple blocks were relaxing to make and she will have a wonderful quilt full of hobo history in the end.

The winner of that fantastic bundle from Sew Me a Song is #87, Jackie. Congratulations Jackie, I will email you shortly. Thank you Becca and Sew Me a Song, for the wonderful giveaway and thank you to everyone who entered, I have been enjoying your comments.

My Millennium long arm has a black light so I can see white thread on white fabrics, and it makes a huge difference. #apqs #millennium  #matchstickquilting

I have been matchstick quilting Snowfall. I am learning about how different kinds of thread work on my Millennium long arm machine, how to move with the machine and not wobble it, the importance of good posture and such. Last night I was using white thread which was hard to see on the white background. I remembered that this machine has a black light and it works. The white thread glows blue. As one of my instagram friends suggested, all I need now is a disco ball and to crank up the music.

Finish Along 2014

By the way, it's time to pull out your Q1 Finish A Long list and see where you stand. I have another finish to share, hopefully tomorrow.

Enjoy your Sunday, I have some more matchstick quilting to do.