Monday, July 31, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Rainbow Scrappy Challenge. Roll along to the linky if you want to see true blue inspiration.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Again, this demonstration is for a piglet block that is 5 in by 6.5 in unfinished.
Also notice that I don't have to mark each wedge. I can stack the rectangles and cut through carefully stacked rectangles.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
The measurements given are for the small piglet with a finished size of 4.5 by 6 inches. However, this technique can be used for any size. Yesterday I showed how to tilt a pig using mass amounts of fabric...however, I only did that to figure out the size of the triangles that I need for this particular block size.
And yes, they are really more wedge like shapes with four sides, but we're calling them triangles anyway.
Once I had the finished block from yesterday, I could measure the triangles to figure out how to cut them without all that waste.
And yes...this is a faux pig block. I do have extra piglet blocks but it was easier to cut out a stand-in than find finished blocks in my quasi-moving state.
The triangle I made using yesterday's technique gave me a triangle that was 2 inches high and 5 inches long. That means the rectangle will be 2.5 inches high and 5 inches long because I need to add .5 inches to the height measurement so I can make two triangles at the same time.
Iron the flaps back.
I made my triangles a bit longer than they needed to be so I have some trimming to do. When trimmed, my block is 7.25 inches high and 7.5 inches long. But ultimately, you want all of your tilting pig blocks to be the same size when you go to sew them into the quilt top.
In the next tutorial, I'll show how to make piglets go downhill to the right and uphill to the left.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Monday, July 24, 2017
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Friday, July 21, 2017
Meanwhile, Molly is continuing her child care duties watching from our balcony. She is such a pro, the children don't even know that their every move is closely monitored. During their play, someone started screaming and everyone else joined in. Buddy bolted from the room. Molly pointed her ears backward and looked ready to run. But the stream of young humanity was so fascinating, she sat riveted instead.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Without much patchwork to share, we will have to get our dose of color from this rose blooming in the shade in the front yard of the house that may become mine on Friday.
And as another color exercise, how many shades of taupe are in this picture? How many of those shades are cat? Molly suggests you solve this by counting the number of shades of dope.
As for Molly, hard working felines sleep harder.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
For this trip, I randomly picked the grid with Cedar Island Park. And its probably obvious that it would be cheating to use freeways. Especially when you can go over funky bridges. In any case, the access shown in my luddite map was now blocked off, so I had to use another approach...going through another park by foot. And that's when I found this sign. This made no sense...
Saturday, July 15, 2017
Rainbow Scrappy Challenge and it said it would do anything for a scrap of grass.