Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
There are some very helpful Janiac's in blog land. I was looking at some blogs and blogs of the members of Janiac's Unite and there are some very helpful ladies.
Aunt Reen Quilts Modern has easy tutorials on doing the blocks and alternatives to sewing them to what you would think is the way to sew them. So very helpful and thank you Doreen.
Julianne has a lovely blog to visit and has lovely inspirational goings on....go and visit her blog HERE.
Minka always has a very interesting blog to visit and has made many blocks for her Dear Jane quilt.
Lynn from What A Hoot has an awesome blog to visit too and always has interesting posts and is a true Janiac.
I don't know about you but before I sew up the blocks I always see how others have sewn them. Another good blog to visit is That Quilt. Fantastic tutorials on all of the blocks.
Apart from visiting other’s blogs, I like to keep a journal of when I finish each block. I put the Name and Number of the block and the date I completed it and how many pieces made up the block and I then insert a picture of the my completed block. After all that I then write up events that took place on that day with my family and sometimes the world.
I sometimes have to redo a block. Grrr…most frustrating but if I don't redo it, I drive myself nuts thinking about how crooked it is etc. So the quick unpick comes out and I fix the mistake.
Here is my latest block…
Hugs to all…..
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Monday, July 23, 2012
When I entered the piece counts for this week's finishes on the spreadsheet, it told me I was up to 1992 pieces. It just bugged me. It was like it was saying "Neener, neener, neener!" being so close to a perfectly even 2000. I was tempted to finish one more Baby to top that number, but yesterday I prepped the next double-set of Babies to work on (the rest of the catch-up, by the way, woohoo!) and right now I am SICK TO DEATH of Jane.
But it BUGGED me! So I pulled my Jane Box out of the bureau drawer and fished out all the loose Babies.
Then I gritted my teeth and sewed 8 sashing pieces on (and ONLY 8) so I could get that spreadsheet total to 2000.
Silly me. :D But I'm not going to sew anymore Jane stuff today. Machine or hand. She can just cool her jets for a day or two. Maybe I'll take the family to Batman instead. And a bike ride along Cottonwood Creek Trail. And maybe we'll try some disc golf on that public course along the trail. Oh, wait - Scott says those aren't frisbies they use, but real-live golf discs, which are a little bit different. Maybe we'll have to try that some other day - Something to look forward to.
Why does the time go so quick in between getting blocks done? I have finally got to and done a couple more blocks and these are
They were both tricky blocks but once into them I enjoyed sewing them. Half machine and half hand sewing for both. I am hoping to get another block or two done tomorrow.
Friday, July 20, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
I thought the week had finished out with this pile, which turned into a great F-16 impression for my Air Force hubby:
Guess that super-sonic flight was too much for the triangles, because the photos spun out all kinds of wrong directions getting onto Blogger:
Monday, July 16, 2012
Sunday, July 8, 2012