Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back on track!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

We had such a great time with the gang all here.  Laughter, sillies, good food and tons of new memories...
It doesn't get much better than that :)

I am back on schedule with my quilting "must do's" I had very little time to sew and it feels good to be back at it!

Football season will be here very soon and I always have hand work to do on Sunday afternoons...It has become tradition in this house....

So far....
Back from the quilter, binding ready and on the winder.  Once I get it sewn on it will be a Sunday project to finish hand sewing...
The quilting was done by my friend Colleen.  She does beautiful work.  Check out her blog - she posts pictures of her work all the time...Quilting Under the Sun...

A little mini I made, ready to hand quilt!

Off to the races today (Del Mar) with my honey.  We are going to a business event there   :)  should be fun!

Have a great week....

Remember SMILE always.....and do share that hug with someone special :)
jayne


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

A little play time...

Yes, I am busy getting ready for "family fun" this week but this afternoon I took an hour (for sanity time) and played with something new....just one hour!!!!

I thought this would be such  a big challenge - NOT!  Loved it!
Watch my 1 hour project!
 Made a 9 patch block with 6" blocks - forgot the first picture :)
Used the ruler for my first curved cut....so easy....

Cut my second cut from 4" x 10" pieces...simple as can be...
So easy to sew - notice no pins!!!
 My first curve done in no time :)
 All 4 curves attached - notice not accurate at all - :) doesn't matter!

All squared up and ready to go - Yippee...however this is just a sample block :(.

Now you may be wondering why I have been so vague...I am not the teacher but this is where I learned...
The tutorials are fantastic for this ruler and the ruler - is so easy to use!!!!
My pattern is "Metro Lattice" - from Sew Kind of Wonderful...

I am using the pattern like Thelma is doing from Cupcakes n Daisies. Take a peek!

I must get back to what I need to do but I had to share this.  I worried so that it would be difficult - a waste of worry :) quick and tons of fun...so now I can put it on my list of things I want to do and enjoy the anticipation!

See you next week- I have tons of hugs to give this week - hope you share a few too :)

Remember - SMILE always...
jayne