Done is better than perfect, and just starting is better than not.

These Accuquilt dies are so magical to me. I’ve always been pretty happy that I could cut a straight line, maybe a little arrogant about it, but I’m terrible at making triangles the correct size or squares exactly square. It’s the math of it all that makes me freak out a bit. And then havingContinue reading “Done is better than perfect, and just starting is better than not.”

Exploding Heart QAL – getting cozy with HST’s

What better way to jump full into this new obsession than by joining a Quilt A Long (QAL for short)? While lurking in the quilting facebook groups I saw this dramatic quilt and decided that since the whole thing was broken up into manageable parts, maybe I would be able to keep up. I gotContinue reading “Exploding Heart QAL – getting cozy with HST’s”

More practice – piecing like there’s no tomorrow

So if there really is no tomorrow, I better use up all this fabric today, right? I am determined to unlock all the secrets of the triangles. They stretch and bend and act all weird when they are cut at different sizes. I tried a couple of things that I’m certain are quite basic toContinue reading “More practice – piecing like there’s no tomorrow”

Snovid21: blanket kit: rodeo

So, it’s actually Rodeo time here, and the show must go on, despite a global pandemic. How fitting that I completed this Rodeo themed blanket this week as well. This kit was from Shannon Fabrics – it’s a strip-quilt that comes with several cuts of wonderful fabrics for the top and binding, and you getContinue reading “Snovid21: blanket kit: rodeo”

Snovid21: Quilt 2: Jelly Roll Race and FMQ

This quilt I pieced as soon as I got my new sewing machine (a Janome 6700P). I had picked up this jelly roll at the dealer, when I was scoping out their machines, and the fun bright 70’s style just grabbed me. It sat on the shelf for a week or so before I justContinue reading “Snovid21: Quilt 2: Jelly Roll Race and FMQ”

Snovid21: four new blankets : blanket 1

It got so cold here in Texas this week that entire electrical grid failed, which led to city water supply failing. Which led to two days without power or water. Houses in Texas are built to stay cool – it never really gets or stays truly cold. But it gets over 100 degrees F everyContinue reading “Snovid21: four new blankets : blanket 1”