"She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness." Proverbs 31:27

Thursday, June 2, 2016

A finish and a favorite tool

I got to make the strawberry block from Lori Holt's book for my Sew Sweet Bee.  Donna's Lavender Nest asked for this block.  
 I am very behind on my bee blocks, with the move, school and having oral surgery, I am playing catch up.  This is April's block and I am working on March's block now.  I always make two blocks of the 12 inch blocks, just in case.  My cat had a hairball on one of these blocks and I was able to get it cleaned up but one of the reds faded onto the green.  The block below is the one I will be giving Donna, I hope she likes it.
 One of my favorite tools is the rotating cutting mat.  It makes it so much easier to trim a block.
 Instead of having to rotate the block and readjusting the ruler as you go, just rotate the mat and leave the block and ruler in the same spot.  I think every quilter should have one of these mats and a 12 1/2 inch ruler.  They both make trimming blocks much easier.
 I can't remember if I showed you my backyard.  The fenced in area is also my backyard, the previous owner had dogs.
 I love my hammock, it is one of my favorite spots!
I am so glad to finally have a finish after months of no quilting!  I hope you are having a great summer!


Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute block and love your hammock!

Linda Swanekamp said...

You must just love having your own home and yard!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Looks like you are settling in nicely!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I love the block. I have two of her books and need to catch up on sewing too. I have looked at the rotating mats and trying to decide which one is the right one for me.

Christine S said...

Loving all the strawberry blocks floating around the internet, so cute!

Paige said...

Adorable strawberry block! It's on my list to make one day!

Kathy said...

That's a good sized back yard. Love it.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

I could while away the hours in that hammock.

donna said...

I can not wait to get my strawberry block. Sew cute. Your hammock looks so relaxing.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I love hammocks!!

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