Thursday, May 27, 2010

New Ruler

This was my great find at Spring 2010 Quilt Market in Minneapolis. This ruler has a "channel" that locks onto the seam allowance. No turntable or repositioning required. It totally eliminates ruler rock. As the advertising states, "Perfect Results Every Time!!!"

I never did like squareing up my half-square triangles. I found it easier to cut them at ?? and 7/8", sew and press. Were they always the correct size? No, but just as close as I could get using a "rocking ruler". I love these rulers. I have them on order, I will announce when they arrive in the shop.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Doll Quilts

I can't believe it has been 9 days since I added to the blog. I guess I have been busy! I have gotten a little quilting time in and have been big stitch hand quilting on last year Block of the Month quilt. I am working on block three. Maybe I will take some pictures of the three finished blocks and post them soon.

This is doll quilt #4 for this year. It was actually made as a doll quilt a few years back. I just didn't get it finished. But this is the year to "get 'em done".
Please note the bottom row of blocks on this quilt. No, the mistake was not intentional. I'n not sure what I did wrong, but since the border was on, I decided to just let it be. The quilt is approx 23" x 27".

I've pulled 4 bolts of fabric from the shop for a new quilt but since I have so many things going on I am trying hard not to cut into it. So who will be the winner, my "will power saying, no" or my "desire to start something new"? Your guess is as good as mine at this point.

Saturday, May 22 and Sunday, May 23, will be the 2nd Annual Art & Culture Tour on the Grant Wood Scenic Byway, Hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. I am one of the listed stops so if you are in Bellevue either day, please stop in.