I know, long time no type. My husband works from home now and has command of the computer. Makes it a wee bit difficult to be creative in the writing realm when you don’t have access to it when you feel like composing.
The guild has been pretty busy this year. One of the projects we started was a Block of the Month using Monique Dillard’s Blogger Girl’s BOM 2. We’re two months behind them. We chose this because the design uses rulers – a new technique for some, we had a quilt educator come in and demonstrate how to create these rulers, we had a project developed around this technique for April, and finally Monique will be joining us in August to see what type or progression we’re making. WE actually articulated a series of events. Accomplishments.
What I will say about the ruler and flying geese, they’re perfect.. Not kidding, they’re perfect. I’ve never had any goose come out perfect. For you quilters, you know I’m saying here.
This is really for my fellow guild members as a guide.
Pat Mesker gave me a great idea to keep things straight as I was cutting and assembling, to label the pieces. In block 2 we use 4 colors. So I used A-D on post its. You can see in the second photo how well this works.
Just follow the directions to sew the geese. There’s four in this block. I also have to create a “true” or “scant quarter inch” stich on my Janome which is position 4.5 on my machine. That worked out amazingly. The next photo shows lining up the point and the ruler. See how it fits so perfectly – lined right up. Point on the goose, and point on the ruler. Get the heck out. I am NEVER that lucky. Once you have that lined up, you cut the excess off the top.
My new sneakers have made their debut here too. Loving that bright pink shoe lace aren’t ya? I couldn’t make the meeting this past Thursday due to a wake. I missed seeing the raffle quilt QUILTED. It still needs to be bound. I’m going to try to get together with Sue Stanek as she finishes that process. It’s really beautiful.