Sunday, April 20, 2014

Hands to Help Check In

This is the first of my two Hands to Help quilts finished and at the guild meeting for donation to Project Linus. I cannot remember or find the name of the book the pattern came from but it is a Leisure Arts publication all about nickles or charms. The original book idea was for a square quilt and to use a charm pack. Since I prefer a rectangular quilt and didn't have a charm pack I cut from my nickle collection and yardage. The nine patches are made from nickles cut into four. Each small piece is 2 1/2" square. The centre section of the square in a square block is 4".The white surrounding the centre block is a 5" square cut once on the diagonal. This allows the print square to float. I actually have my second quilt finished and it will be getting donated this Wednesday.It has been a busy month with some extra babysitting. Takes me a while to get back at it once the boys head for home. Piecefully, Joanne

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Starting something new and using my tools

I started Freckled Whimsey's Diamond in the Rough Quilt Along. Don't really know why, the design just appealed to me. She is using 3 1/2" squares but since I had previously cut a pile of scraps into 5" strips I decided to work with them. So my squares are 4 1/2" and I am currently squaring up my HST to be 4 1/2". This is the biggest workout my new BlocLoc ruler has had and I must say I am pleased with the results. I am also using my rotating mat. There are 80 HST blocks to square and I am just over half way there. Piecefully, Joanne