Monday, July 22, 2013

July Quilt guild meeting

I won! I tell you I won the blocks of the month!

I love them too.

Now what happened at Quild this weekend, We had a show and tell from Sew Much Fun showing off the Christmas Fabric and upcoming Work Shops.  Loved the Elegant Quilt so forgive my bad Pictures

Too much eye candy?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tools of the Trade.....or toys for a dragon.....


 Half Square Triangle Stencil.

I love to shop in fact my mother in law and my kid say I can open my own fabric store. I like to think I am part dragon therefore I must have a horde.

In to my horde came my birthday gift to my self some very so very nice fabric from Sunday best.  Also in my hands came the half square triangle stencils. In a challenge to this must have item I sat on my floor holding to my chest and growling when my kid came to close. I have found the perfect pattern.  It is a bag, to feed my bag fetish, because every woman needs a new bag for her birthday.

Why this challenge you say well those wickedly crafty girls at Sunday best dropped this idea in my ear and there is nothing like a challenge to make a Gemini go mad.

I was told I can up size without measuring any half square pattern by just changing the size of my stencil and if I sew carefully and follow the directions they will come out perfectly every time. I will look like a genius.

So with this thought in mind I will sew 4 exact bags in small, medium, large and dragon size. I will use the same pattern only upsizing my stencil.

Perfect half square triangles; my mother in law hates triangles…..we are working this challenge together! I hope to drop a note on how the challenge went and our review..  ooh yeah pictures!