A new excitement in my life... H2H, (Hands to Help) a very worthy charity (in my opinion) is starting for 2018. I have a 4 patch quilt in mind and will make one for the Little Lambs - since that is my maiden name. (Yup, in the good old days I was Terri Lamb.)
I've been a part of this (H2H) charity since 2012 , when I made this quilt
Here are some of the other quilts I've made for various charities associated with H2H.
Two in 13
H2H - 14 (turned in late)
Check out Sarah's blog to find out the particulars. There will be quilting tips, recipes, tutorials and prizes, and lots of fun.
I've been wanting to try half square triangles... I found a pinwheel pattern I like and I think it'd be a great project to do for Rainbow Scrap Challenge, BUT I had all kinds of trouble making my first two.
I figure the trouble with my points comes from the trimming. More practice is necessary.
Linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge tomorrow.
On our move from Washington state to Wisconsin we drove Interstate 80 passing through Wyoming. (It's a beautiful state in July.) We stopped in Green River for a lunch and then a little fabric therapy at Keama's Quilts. She has an amazing assortment of fabrics and other quilting goodies. Here is what I bought.
Recently, she emailed me about a quick sale they had, and now she is showing a tutorial on You Tube. This one is on cutting for a backing. I thought you might enjoy it.
Not a very successful month for me...only 2 and 3/4 blocks. (See previous posts having blue butterflies.)
Here's the work of last week. This is the 3/4 of a Snowflake block. Maybe I'll finish it today, but hubby is home and requires my attention.
(Patterns for butterflies and snowflakes are from 365 Foundation Piecing Blocks by Linda Causee. It was a wonderful Christmas gift from my sister, Barbara, in 2005. I've used it for all kinds of patterns, flowers, light houses, borders on an I Spy, birds, etc. It's a paper piecer's bible.)
Even though I love the book, I still have a pet peeve about some of the patterns. See that center "flower"? I'm leaving that open and going to cover it with a yoyo. That many points coming together would just be a mess. How come some designers don't understand this? I see the one in the book that is made of fabric has no seams there.
Enough complaining... I'm off to get ready for a late lunch out with my Beau.