Saturday, February 19, 2011
marking, cutting, (& a bit of piecing). i decided on the twin. so i need 12 blocks. to avoid each ring being identical. i did some coloring and made 5 different combinations. i am cutting 3 of each template times the 5 combinations. so i will end up with 15 blocks. in order to avoid the 31-baggie-thing. i decided to work in rings. each block has 4 rings. so i will only use 4 baggies. here there are. with a bit of piecing. it never hurts to get the next step ready. next step is 2/21 - Megan's blog - Lucy and Norman - piecing rings.
Monday, February 14, 2011
i did my taxes online this morning. no paper required!! i am playing with pink yarn. wish i was finished!! and i am drinking chocolate. yumm!! next i am off to the coffee shop to meet some friends. bringing my needles of course!! have a lovely day. a very lovely Valentine's Day!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
getting ready, making templates. they look so pretty before they get washed. would you believe that i always say goodbye to that lovely-new-fabric-sheen when i dump it in the washing machine. and i am always satisfied after it gets done. i used 2 heavyweight template sheets for the rings. i will need another for the curved pieces. i was pleased that with a little pressure the rotary cutter cut them on the straight edges. and scissors on the curved ones. although the pattern recommends 31-36. i will only be using these 5 fabrics. yet i am also thinking i might like to try a scrappy-charm-Single-Girl one day. next step is 2/14 - Katy's blog - i'm a ginger monkey - marking, cutting.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
details are on Nova's blog - a cuppa and a catch up.
Friday, February 4, 2011
while searching for more indigo fabric. and some particular Hello Kitty fabric. i ended up throwing away more than 20 bags of junk. so my shoulders are sore. and for goodness sakes it hardly looks like i got rid of anything. these are the final changes i had to make. so review the doll quilt instructions. 6-3/4" squares cut 4. my pieced blocks were a few threads here and there a bit short of. but pretty close to 6-3/4". so not really a doll size anymore. must remember not to make silly adjustments so i can follow original pattern. check. 7-1/2" squares cut 4 into 8 triangles. 5-3/4" squares cut 2 into 4 triangles.