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Friday, June 25, 2010

It's my turn!

I decided that I wanted a scrappy quilt. I also decided that we should do something fun so we are going to do the Disappearing 9 Patch. Does everyone know how to do one? I put together a slide show to help you out. The important thing is finding the exact centre lines. I would appreciate that when you turn the blocks, please keep them similar to mine. My centre block was divided into 4 little ones, I left two i the centre area and turned the other miniblocks so what was the centre fabric was in the outside corners. Make sense? You should be able to view the slideshow here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v11/YukonViv/2010/?action=view&current=5a929325.pbw
You will all be sent 9 charm squares...hows that for easy? I'm using the Moda charm pack called Wildflower Serenade by Kansas Troubles. Just lay it out in a pleasing manner to you and have fun sewing. These will be going out next week to you. Have fun! Vivian

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

For Linda

Hope you like my square for you Linda!
I had fun making it even though I started working around the yellow and black square you gave us and had to rip out part of it.
It will teach me to launch into it and then look at your requirements :-)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Yes, I am alive

Hi ladies! I am indeed alive and I am playing catch up this week. I will be sending out blocks on Saturay.

Addresses, oh yeah

okay-I will admit it, I am a cluttering personality. Add to that all the unpacked boxes from my mother-in-law's house, Lill's move back from Providence before Tempe, Sarah's recent move back from school and everything that got shifted when the laundry tub overflowed and flooded the family room, I can't find ANYTHING in my house.

To insure your June block parts get mailed to you and not something I think might be your address, please send current addresses to my email: sno.wear1@gmail.com and your squares will be on their merry way. By the time we try this again, I should have my sewing room set up with a filing cabinet and desk, and I can be organized in at least one area of my life!

Monday, June 7, 2010

June is busting out all over, sort of

Well, craziness aside, this seems like it will be a very simple thing for y'all. These blocks will form the basis of a quilt for Lillian-number 1 daughter, and she wants a simple pinwheel design. You will be receiving: four 7 inch squares, two print and two solid.

Cut them into right angle triangles:

then sew one print to one solid.

Square them to 6 and 1/2 inches, then sew together to make the pinwheel-

or not, you can send them back to me if you want to. I'll be adding a border and maybe playing with some other things, depending on how big she wants it.

If you have any questions, just ask. These are going out tomorrow mid-day (assuming I can find my address labels...), as I have to work and can't go to the post office until lunch time.

and sure, Tara, I'll be happy to stay wherever-I'm just excited to be coming!

happy spring, and if you had May showers like we did, I hope you are enjoying the June flowers!!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

It's coming...

Dear bee-ers, thanks so much for your continued patience!! Between Lou's stroke, his double pneumonia and congestive heart failure, then Sarah's commencement in Rhode Island, I have not been able to get anything together in any kind of timely manner. then, my trusted neighbor did not mail out Liz's package as I'd hoped-but she had a good reason, she broke her foot and can't tolerate a walking cast. So, I hope to cut material tomorrow after work, and into the mail on Tuesday. then, maybe, I'll get to see my own sewing machine again....