Homemaking, Baking, Cake decorating, Sewing, Quilting and Serving God!
"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!