Thursday, April 28, 2011
Days like today just drive me crazy. I just can't wait to be home sitting at my sewing machine. When I walked out the door this morning I said "OK, eight hours". And now looking at the clock it seems that time is at a stand still and there are still over six hours to go.
Not only that, but Judy at Patchwork Times http://www.patchworktimes.com/ has not yet posted the second part of her Road to Brownwood quilt. I AM READY and impatiently waiting. It's not often that I am caught up and ready for the next stage of construction. But this time I am. Wish I had a picture of the fabrics I'm using but since I'm at work and not home at my sewing machine, I don't. So I will just keep looking forward to the end of my work day which will get me home to my sewing machine.
What is really note worthy about this post is that I was able to make a link to Patchwork Times. My wonderful daughter Jennifer showed me how to do that. Some things so simple completely stump me for so long. Now I just wish I could remember the rest of what she showed me.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Since my scraps have been getting out of control I thought 2 1/2" squares would be a good way to make this quilt and use up some of those piles. However, I am sure it is not going to make much of a dent.
Enjoy your Monday. Hope you are able to get to your sewing projects often this week. And don't forget to check out the design walls at Patchwork Times.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Thanks to Patchwork Times for a place to share our design walls on Mondays.
I also want to share how to make the block. This was a block that I did not have a pattern for but wanted to make. I don't have a computer to program to help with the math so that is why it is a odd size. If I knew then what I know now......anyway here are the measurements I used for the blocks.
Cut from the fabrics
Light Fabric (small block) Dark Fabric (small block)
1 @ 2" x 2" sq 4 @ 2" x 1 1/4"
4 @ 2" x 1 1/4" 2 @ 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"
2 @ 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"
Using the light and dark pieces that are 2" x 1 1/4" lay a light on top of the dark and sew down the 2" side press open toward the dark side. This will make 4 units.
Lay the pieces out as shown in the picture above using the 2" x 2" light square in the center. Sew together in rows as shown below.
For the large block cut from the fabrics:
Light Fabric (large block) Dark Fabric (large block)
4 @ 5" x 1 3/4" 4 @ 5" x 1 3/4"
2 @ 3 3/8" x 3 3/8" 2 @ 3 3/8" x 3 3/8"
Alternate center cut:
1 @ 5" x 5"