Happy Labor Day! Well it’s the last day for all of us to be sleepy heads and sleep in. School starts tomorrow, yikers. So I plan to spend the rest of this evening cleaning up, organizing and preparing for the school year. The backpacks are filled with new school supplies and the girls “first day of school” outfits are hanging up. Unfortunately the house is kind of a wreck. What? I have been quilting, I can’t do it all ya know. LOL
Here is the progress I have made on the turkey quilt. Ihope to have it finished tonight or tomorrow depending on how big of a slacker I am getting the house picked up.
It was our 10th anniversay this August 1st! And maybe some girls want diamonds, but I just wanted a new sewing machine!!! I really can’t believe how many quilts I sewed on my old cheapie machine. I had no idea what good sewing was LOL. This little sugar has so many cool features that my old machine didn’t. I think my favorite is the automatic thread cutter!! Sweeet. So anyway, the reason I bring this up is that I can’t think of a good name for him. Mom suggested that I call him “Baby,” and while that’s catchy, I think it’s a bit too obvious being that he is a baby lock. So I will let ya know when I come up with an appropriate name. I guess we just need to spend more time together, it will hit me.
FABULOUS NOTIONABLES #3My boss Ruth showed me this a few weeks ago and I just had to have one. It is a newer ruler by Quilt In A Day. It’s a half square triangle ruler. You use it to trim your half square triangles before you press them open, ensuring the perfect square! It’s pretty nifty. I hated squaring up half square triangles, turning them this way and that. You just place the appropriate line on the ruler directly over the stitched line and trim off the excess. In this picture I am making 2 1/2 inch finished squares.You know I was even thinking today that you could just sew two long pieces of fabric together and use this ruler to make half square triagles out of them. Probably wastes some fabric, but you wouldn’t have to mess with bias edged triangles?? Don’t know, but I might play around with it someday if I have a million to make.Later gators! Melissa