Sunday, November 25, 2018

A busy week with lots happening

As my subject lines says it has been a busy week with lots of different events. I started the week as the guest speaker for the Bluewater Quilters Guild monthly meeting. I spoke about Pattern Testing and my journey to becoming a quilt pattern tester. It was the first time I had been a Guild speaker. Hubby was worried about me driving there at night so he drove me there and read a book while I did my presentation.
The rest of the week was eating cautiously and then prepping for Friday's colonoscopy. So I spent time stitching scraps together as that does not require the attention to detail that pattern testing requires.

This is one little project I got assembled this week. I cut the bars out this summer while the work table was set up in the garage. Smoky pinks and olive greens. Over a period of time I made small rail blocks out of them. Each block here is 1 1/2" x 3 1/2". then stitched a pair together and then made a four together unit. I thought it wouldn't make a very big quilt and recalled hearing that setting them on point extends the size. Went on line found out about the Math for the setting and corner triangles and here it is.
Today we are heading to a Festive Brunch. We purchased this "event" with our neighbours at the local Rotary Charity Auction. We each invited another couple so there will be 8 of us for brunch. 
Hope to be back to regular stitching in the week ahead. Piecefully, Joanne

Linking with Cynthia at Oh Scrap! (here)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Almost too embarrassed to write a post

Someone asked me recently if I had stopped blogging. I instantly said "no" but as I look at things maybe in some ways I had. The past couple of months have been difficult on the health front and a bit of a roller coaster. Sick, recovering, sick again. Nothing it seemed was getting accomplished. but I suppose in little bits it has. I continue to do pattern testing for a variety of designers. Some of the testing is secret and some is not. It is easier for me to think of it as all secret. Then I don't show a photo I should not have shown.
So I can show this photo. As I work away at tests I continue with my love of Leaders and Enders. This quilt is just such a project. I was given a large baggie with several smaller baggies. The smaller baggies contained very small triangles that matched each other. A somewhat larger baggie contained a lot of white triangles that were similarly sized. So I stitched a coloured and a white triangle together Leader and Ender style. Then I made pinwheels with the HST's. Then I made pinwheel nine patches, then turned those into square in a square. Needless to say this project has been on the go for a while. It is now awaiting quilting. Piecefully, Joanne
And linking to Cynthia's Oh Scrap! (here)