Monthly Archives: October 2016

Circles, Circles, Circles

Focused on prepping block 3 of A Boy and a Girl by Kim Mclean.  Lotta circles going on here.  I think I’m getting dizzy.  Good news is almost halfway completed.

Listening to David Bowie’s Starman from the movie The Martian playing in the background.   The stage is set for a very productive Saturday.  Oh Yeah!!! Going to be a great day for circles!


Happy Stitches Everyone



Still Here Working Away….

How does time get away so fast.  It is mid-October and and I don’t have very much to show for myself.  Way too much socializing and I can also throw in a bit under the weather.  My allergies are killing me.  I wonder if what is supposed to be fall in the Ozarks but feels like a mild summer is having it’s effect on me.  Either way I’m dragging my feet.  It could simply be just not enough hours in the day.

So pushing forward I am working on my Saturday Sampler Block 11 a Chevron Star Variation.  8 pointed stars and y-seams have never been anywhere near the top of my list of favorite blocks, actually, it doesn’t make the list at all.   Here I am  making faces at the block.  It’s been quite some time since I have worked with diamonds and y-seams so I am going back to basics and marking all of my  intersecting seam allowances.  I know it’s putzy and I’m sure there are quicker ways but in my defense I have been away from the quilting world for over 10 years and I am having to rely on my own knowledge base.  It is what it is.  I want my block to be flat when finished and not have a “D” cup in the middle.003005004

I also got some advice from my newest rescue “Gibbs”.  He did give me his paw of approval.


Gibbs encouraged me to stay the course and carry on.  I even momentarily considered hand piecing this block and then came to my senses and sat back down at the machine.

Here are photos of the process:






Yep, I remembered how to sew together an 8 pointed star with y-seams and no “D” cups in sight!  Now that’s cause for celebration.  No poofy center to try to “quilt out”.  Not happening here!

Now I get to prep Block 3 of A Boy and a Girl.  That makes me happy!

Have a wonderful day everyone and celebrate your accomplishments.


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