I started the day out with a trip to Brighton to the Thrums and Chums rug hooking group. I didn't take any thing to hook but I did take my knitting (Chickens -- see, it's not just you). Actually my reason for going was to deliver a Blessing Basket to my friend Kris, who had asked me to pick one up when I next saw them in the yarn shop. I saw many ladies I haven't seen in a while and one gal in particular who is quite ill. So glad I went. I managed to finish knitting the first sleeve for my Caddy Cardigan while I was there, even though I had forgotten my READERS!!!!!! Ack.
I resisted the urge to stop at a number of knit shops on the way home, determined to get to work on a quilting project instead. Last night I pulled some fabric I bought y-e-a-r-s ago that was originally going to be a quilted vest. It languished in my stash instead. I wanted to try out the techniques in Anita Grossman Solomon's book, Rotary Cutting Revolution, that I showed you on Thursday.
I used two different fabrics for the Arrowhead block, a musical instrument fabric and a solid black. Next time I do this, I'll be sure to take more pictures of the process but here's the block before I squared it up:
Any of my Chicken friends will tell you that I'm the slowest piecer in the world (Diane-- I know you think you are but I swear it's me!) and it's mostly because I can't stand to be off. I always have my seam ripper nearby but I have to say, today everything went well. I only had to use it once when my quarter inch seam wandered at the end of a seam.
You can see (sorry for the glare) that my center looks spot on:
Here are some shots of the back of the block. Notice that I pressed the seams open? That's new for me.
Here's the block once I squared it to 9":
I bet Sally's going to like this quilt!
Well, that's it for today. Tomorrow I will be back at my sewing station:
I've got 7 more blocks to make -- maybe it will turn into a table runner, we'll see.
P.S. -- To my two giveaway winners from yesterday -- EMAIL ME PLEASE!!!!