Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
No, I didn't forget the homespun...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
This cutie was given to me by my daughters after much discussion
and shopping with their Uncle Peter.
I always call them "blossom" or "flower petal".
They are my happy little flowers. I blogged about them here.
PS - This happens to be my 100th post. Wow.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Darling Terri at Purple & Paisley sent me this enchanting little Angel that is made from a rescued quilt. A lady in her town makes them.
Her name is Isobella and she's seen quite a bit of the world so she has lots of stories to tell. She's a bit shy at the moment as she's getting used to her new home, but we chat a little over cups of tea or coffee and I just know we are going to be great friends. She tells me she has lots of sisters scattered all over the place and would love to hear from them from time to time. She's says she can always feel the warm fuzzies they send her way, but words are nice sometimes too.
Thank you Terri for such a great new friend!
Super Big Hugz coming your way...
Shari and Isobella
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
From each blue fabric cut (1) 3 1/2 inch strip.
Strips laid out for one block.
Strips laid out ready for chain piecing.
Carefully stack them next to the sewing machine.
As I chain pieced I made sure that the I carefully set aside the third strips from each set so as to keep them in order after ironing. As I cut the threads apart between the strips, I kept them in a pile so that the last one I had just sewn was on the bottom and the first sewn was on the top. Leave the stack of 'third' strips at the sewing machine and head for the ironing board.
Carefully press the strips open, being careful not to distort the seamline. I pressed to the blue fabric every time. The stack should now be being reversed in order, as the set on the top of the stack is placed on the bottom of the new stack. This will place the sets in the same order as the stack left at the sewing machine.
Back to the sewing machine to chain piece the third strip to each set. Pay attention to which side you add the strips. The long strips have the background fabric in the middle. The short strips have the background fabric on the outside with the blue fabric in the middle.
I stacked them next to the machine just as I did the strip sets, ironing before adding the third strip. When sewing, ensure the seams are butted up next to each other snugly. I didn't pin these little ones and they turned out fine.
Not knowing any different, I chose to press these seams open.
Teeny Tiny Nine Patches. They will finish at 3 inches square.
I laid them out on the fabric I chose for my sashing. I used 1 inch strips for my sashing. I have not done any instructions for adding sashing. Maybe another time.
I'm not an authority. This is just how I did it.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
I took photos for a tutorial which I will try to do sometime. And I have enough strips cut to make one for me, or someone else...