Monday, April 11, 2011

My newest WIP

How to go from this . . . .                                
1 Layer Cake with 6" border

I tried out a Lil' Twister ruler with a 

Charm Pack last week (here) and loved it. So I 
made a 7 1/2" template and tried it with a 
 Layer Cake.
(don't you just love the Moda "Salt Box
Harvest" fabric?) 

After you finish cutting all the 'wonky' 
blocks you're left with 42, 5 1/2"
squares (a Charm Pack!!) to create 
the border. This quilt measures about 62"x 65. 
It's a very quick and satisfying project, 
I'll tell you! 
I know, I know; now I have another UFO!!   
I also worked on a couple of hand-applique 
projects which I'll show you next week.
Thanks, Judy, for giving us the opportunity
to show our stuff here

 to this?
Add a 7 1/2" Lil' Twister ruler (or equivalent)

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Before I give you my stash report, here's a thought:

This is my credo etched in a tile that hangs in my sewing room. We women are more resilient than we believe and that's been proven by history time and again. I truly believe that most of us can turn lemons into lemonade easily and shoulder whatever life throws at us.

Don't be afraid to try something new--a project without a pattern, an art quilt, curved piecing, applique, one of those decorative stitches on your sewing machine, a color you think you hate. The net WILL appear!
I've decided I needed to get off the computer every night and start hand work again. Here's the first  block of a redwork pattern I'll bet many of you have already made. It's amazing how quickly these blocks finish up!
I bought fabric this week (a Layer Cake that I used in a quilt you'll see if you check out my Design Wall Monday tomorrow!) but I also used more fabric than I usually do--2 3/4 yards for a background and borders and 2/3 of a yard for a couple of applique projects--YAY!
Added this week: 3 yards
Used this week: 6 1/2 yards
Added this year: 69 1/4
Used this year: 61 1/2
total stash busted: -7 3/4
 Check on Judy's blog and see what everyone else has LEPT into! LOL!!