sewing, quilting, and what a night shift nurse does on her nights off.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Snail's trails, Snail's trails! Almost complete!
Yippee!!! I finally have my snail's trail peiced together! I'm pleased with it too! It's very colorful and happy. I had problems along the way. I didn't have a 4 inch half square triangle die for my Go! Baby, so I used a 4 7/8"quarter square triangle die instead for the last set of triangles. Well, it took me a bit to figure out how to fix my error. So the blocks sat in the naughty corner for a while. I knew I had to trim them up, but wasn't sure how much. (But we're much better now!)
Now to figure out how I'm going to finish this border wise. It'll be a comfy throw size. I showed the DDs, and the first question was,"Is this an Addi quilt?" Ummm, well yeah, Addi will probably claim it for her own. It's pink with flowers and little Japanese girls on it. I was really just wanting to make some colorful throws for the couch, but if Addi takes it, that'll be ok too. It does look very Addi-ish.
Have you seen these? I've been wanting to get one of these for a while. I seen it in a quilting magazine, and it's a Guidelines4quilting ruler for no math cutting. It's pretty neat really. The guides on the side of the ruler slides and locks to the measurement you want, then you attach the seam allowance guides to add 1/4" seam allowances for squares,half square triangles, and quarter square triangles. Anyway, go see the site for a better description. www.guidelines4quilting.com . It's worth a look see. It's so neat, I got an extra set for my friend Ms.Julie. (I'm making her a goodie basket to say thankyou for the Go!) Shush...don't you tell her!