Friday, March 31, 2017
And in case you're wondering, I did manage to finish layering the bounding bunny quilt but it was not easy. Molly gave up on safety pin removal and started tunneling between the layers. As you already know, I am not a fun person and did not enjoy her creativity. I used a laser pointer toy to distract her and turn her into a very tired puddle of cat.
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Smitty's new look over at Three Cat Ranch. And Buddy is very busy being Buddy.
Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
some bloggers don't maintain appropriate warning signs on their blogs. I won't name names, but one blogger showed Tula Pink's new fabric line Tabby Road. As a result, I now have the four tabby colorways, and Molly will have fewer cat toys and lead a sad, dreary life. So please heed my advice and follow my excellent example, and do not show off enticing fabric purchases. Thank you!
Monday, March 20, 2017
Draw lines for the final finished block...that is, draw a square that is six inches on each side. Along the top, mark the line 1.5 inches (6 squares) from the left. Then along the bottom, mark the line 1.5 inches (6 squares) from the right. Next, connect the marks with a diagonal line.
Then, make a horizontal line starting 1.5 inches (6 squares) down from the top left corner. The line should extend from the left to the diagonal line. Then move back down the line .75 inches (3 squares) and make a mark. Then draw another diagonal line from that mark to the lower left corner of the square. This is one side of the carrot.
Then make a vertical line starting 1.5 inches across from the bottom right corner. The line should extend from the bottom to the diagonal line. Then move back down the line .75 inches (3 squares) and make a mark. Then draw a diagonal line from that mark to the lower left corner of the square. This is the other side of the carrot.
These markings are the final seam lines, so don't forget to add the extra quarter inch seam allowance around this 6 inch block. Your final plan should be 6.5 inches square, the same size as the unfinished block.
Turn this over and sew along the paper foundation seam line.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
The top part of the carrot, however, uses traditional piecing. The green carrot top is a small log cabin (center and surround) using 1.25 inch strips. Then two triangles are attached on either side before the carrot top is sewn to the carrot bottom.
Saturday, March 18, 2017
celebrating red for March at the Rainbow Scrappy Challenge.