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Friday, October 3, 2014

Sunny Lanes Block and a tip!

I made another block for the Sew Sweet Bee!  This one is for Pam Kitty Morning, she designs the sweetest fabric!  You can see her blog here. It is called a Sunny Lanes block.
I have a little tip to share with you.  I read it someplace else but cannot remember where.  (one of my bloggy friends, if it was you please let me know and I will give you your credit!) 
Do you ever take a lot of time arranging your blocks the way you want them, only to mess them up when you chain stitch?  Here is my tip, when I sewed my twosies from my 4 patch, I cut the string AFTER the four blocks, can you see in the picture below?  I have two sets of twosies still connected by a thread.  This way the four blocks I chose for that four patch stay together!
 The picture below is before I ironed them right after I sewed them.
 Here are a whole bunch of soon to be four patches.
 Can you see my little loop of thread by the pin as I sew the twosies into my four patch?
 Here is my chain stitch of four patches and half square triangles.  Which brings me to the other present I got from husband.
 An antique hall tree!  You have no idea how long I have wanted one of these!  I love it!  You can also see my camera in the mirror, LOL!
Happy Fall Ya'll!


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute block and a great idea.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

That's a great idea!

Kathy said...

Nice piece of furniture!

PamKittyMorning said...

I love my block! Thanks so much for making it for me!!

LA Paylor said...

I agree on that entry chair/coat rack. I want one just like it! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

canuckquilter said...

Thanks for the tip. It's really frustrating to think you have been so careful to keep things in order then find that somewhere along the way something got flipped or shuffled!

Anonymous said...

i noted with a profound sadness your use of tape on the black of your beautiful redeye sewing machine deck. i know that they tell us that the blue painters tape is good stuff, leaves no residue. ok, now remove it, remove that nasty residue with sewing machine oil and then remove the needle plate. cut strip of colored (i use red) electric tape and place at scant 1/4 inch from needle. i then place two more strips aligned perfectly on top of the first strip so that edge is clean. if your plate is small like that of my fw, then you need to trim the strip of tape to correctly fit only the metal of needle plate & not touch the black on deck. replace the needle plate, piece screw holes if needed. your machines are beautiful, have just read your other two blog entries re: vintage machines.
your blog is very entertaining. makes for enjoyable early morning reads. i am not sure what "no reply" blogger means, i'll read your how to fix later, but for now, i need to get busy with my sewing and my day. bless you & your joyous household of loving hubby and beautiful furballs! :))

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