Saturday 12 November 2022

Following the Curve

I am the lucky recipient of a quilter's generosity. I feel so blessed to know such wonderful people as you all. Some of you know that my friend Pink found an Accuquilt Go in a second-hand store. All the dies (knives) were missing so in a note on my blog I asked if anyone had some they would be willing to sell. Cathy raised to the occasion and sent me not one, not two, but THREE dies! How generous is that?

I am trying my hands at sewing curves with the Drunkard's Path die.

Setting the two simple pieces straight.


and the sewing is not that good. Some puckering occurred. Try again.

More pins.


I am sewing so slowly that the machine stalls every now and again. It reminds me of the first time I sat behind the wheel of my boyfriend's car. I said, "Hey, look. I got this. This is easy," as the car was slowly rolling down the street. He looked at me with a funny face and said, "You have to press down on the gas pedal. This is idle speed!!" Haha. I married that guy. :^D

Anywho! Here are the others. 

Okay, so I'm getting better. By next Saturday, I'll be able to sew these without pins. Haha! I'm such a joker! 

The other dies are the Diamond to make Tumbling Blocks and this one. 

I'll keep practicing with one curve before tackling three curves. This is my challenge for 2023. 
Thanks again, Cathy, I just can't say this enough. May blessings fall upon you too. 

I manage to make some wee sewing as leader-enders. 

Last week, we had our Artisanat meeting. I came home with some gifted scrap bags. Someone sewed triangles of the same fabric together. I am slowly taking them apart to turn them into something else. I do this during my lunch break at work. 

Done and pressed 

Waiting to be press

Still plenty for my lunches next week

There are a lot of two colours HSTs also. Of all sizes, it seems. 

I received another panel sewn to a piece of cheap batting. I used the first one as the backing for Stars in Blue. I guess the person liked what I did with her panel and decided to give me the pink one too. Shall I make a Stars in Pink? 

Today I am sewing with the Artisanat ladies. We were commissioned to make adult bibs for some residences. 60 bibs were called. More about this in my next post. 

Have a lovely day. 


Angela at So Scrappy 
Frédérique at Patchwork and Quilts 
Cynthia for Oh Scrap! 

Saturday 5 November 2022

Not a Productive Week

What can I say? I didn't sew much because of too many meetings and coming home exhausted. My day job is really crunching my sewing time. :^D

I can resume all the sewing I did this week in one picture. 


My to-do list said to finish ALL twelve crumb blocks needed for Chaser to be completed. I did one. AND it was partly made already as I used a log cabin block from a gifted bag that someone chopped. So ... well .... whatever! 

This morning, I tried to accomplish something. So I grabbed the camera and some blocks to see what needed to be done.  
Not much of a quilt. The light green block is still MIA. So this one will continue next year. 

Then came Jericho Wall's turn. 

The wind picked up just as I was almost done. Argh! Got some clothespins to keep the blocks down. 

The wind moved to the other side and sent everything flying again. Even though it is almost noon by the time I took this picture, the barbecue shadow is still very long. Yep, Winter's coming. 

Anywho! I resorted to an indoor picture. 

Not the final layout but by this time, I had enough of bending over to set blocks on the floor. I'll get back to it later today. 

Almost forgot. The quilting on Field of Poppies is done. Slowly stitching the binding down. Hopefully, it will be done for Remembrance Day on Nov 11th. 

In other news

I received some dies for my Go Cutter given to me so generously by Cathy at Crazy by Design. Thanks again, Cathy. That story will be told in another post. :^D 

I know Halloween is over but check out Pumpkinville at Quilt Inspiration. It has pumpkin houses and pumpkin cars. It is the cutest Fall town ever made! It is worth the detour and you can  See it here. 



Joining my quilty friends 
Angela at SoScrappy
Frédérique at Patchwork and Quilts 
Cynthia for Oh Scraps!