I have the cutest ruler by Omnigrid. It’s 4″ x 8″ and I’ve had it for simply AGES. I went to trim some squares, using the 45o angle to centre the half square triangle. It just wasn’t working for me. Then I looked at the ruler … the 45o line ends up 1/4″ from the corner. Now, if I were to use this ruler, I would have to move it 4 times to get it correct. Not happening.
I pulled out my 6″ x 12″ Olfa ruler and look where the 45o angle is … right in the corner. I’m a much happier quilter!
I’ve looked at my other rulers, including a 2.5″ and 6.5″ Omnigrid square rulers, and the 45o ends in the corners! Is it me, or is this weird?
That’s right, I have a finish! Finally! This one has been slow to be finished. Mostly because I’m working on secret projects! This is a UFO that was started at a Wild Rose retreat in 2013.
A friend and I both bought the Fons & Porter magazine, Scrap Quilts, and decided that we would both make this quilt. I started it. Then, it sat for awhile. I’d take it to another retreat, make a few blocks and then it would sit awhile longer. Finally, this year, I decided it was time to get this one DONE!!!
It is a lot smaller than the one in the magazine … but it is done! Mine is 41″ x 52″. The one in the magazine is 68″ x 86″. The blocks are small, 3″ finished. Bonnie Hunter has a similar FREE quilt, Hidden Spools, that has blocks a little bigger. Plus I don’t think they waste as much fabric. In this block, the little corners are squares that you sew down and then trim. Wasting the corners. (And way too small to save for bonus triangles!)
Here’s a close-up of the wild or graffiti quilting. Can you see flowers? Swirly feathers? hearts? McTavishing? Teardrops? Ferns? Pebbles? And likely another motif or two. I used Hobbs 80/20 batting and Glide thread “wheat” to quilt this one!
My next UFO is this Charming Bag. I bought the charm pack at a retreat. Another retreater talked me into it! Of course she finished her bag … I got the clasp inserted and the straps cut. Sheesh … I thought I had more done on this bag. Well, it is now my newest UFO project.
Nothing being quilted at the moment.
The Scrappy Repro took 6 yards of fabric … all from my stash.
- Fabric Used this week
- Fabric Used this year: 277 yards
- Fabric Bought this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Added this year: 50.5 yards (my husbands amounts as well)
- Net Fabric used 260 yards
- Husband’s purchases: 11.5 yards
I’m aiming for at least 30 minutes a day.
- January – Sept: 260 / 274
- 30 min days/ Oct: 18 / 18
- Total days in 2020: 278 / 292
- Percentage = 95%
For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces
I’m linking up to Roseanne & Sue’s “TO DO” Tuesday. Their blog is “Home Sewn by Us.”
Last week’s list:
- Scrappy Repro: Quilt and bind √ done
- Work on November IB challenge √ done
- Get Irish Units completed on Morewood Mystery √ done
- Complete From the Heart project √ done
- Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes. √ done
This week’s list:
- IB November: Sandwich
- Work on Secret projects
- Work on Charming Bag
- Tidy & clean studio for 30 minutes.
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!