**Reminder: Tonight I’m doing a live video Question and Answer on Facebook. I’m kind of nervous wondering if I’ll get any questions…or any viewers for that matter…or it I’ll flub up and say something goofy…or say um the entire time. Come on over and watch me stumble through!! Kalissa said she will either record it or have it live on Youtube as well. So if you don’t have Facebook watch for something possibly on Youtube. It’s a 7 pm central time zone.**
I didn’t get a lot of time in the sewing room but enough that I was happy. Rusty, my foster dog has to stay down on the main floor of the house unkenneled if I sew as my sewing room is upstairs and I don’t trust him up there yet so I would sneak up from time to time and do some things. On Friday he was at the vet all day and I knew he would be so I sewed like a mad woman.
A wonderful blog reader sent me some Iowa Hawkeyes goodies. There are two fabrics that will work perfectly in it and she sent a flannel sheet for the backing PERFECT. I am doing a happy dance about that!!
I ended up getting all of the half-square triangle blocks sewn and ironed.
I got a lot put together too. I am really loving how this is looking. I just love the …gray color added with the gold and black. It really softens the whole project. I also love how it “says Iowa Hawkeyes” but doesn’t obnoxiously scream it.
Gannon, my grandson thought this was the perfect place to play peek-a-boo.
What a cutie!
I also worked on my Tribute to Judy UFO.
I had some pieces that I had started working on earlier. It was my main floor ironing project that I did in between other household chores.
I ended up getting some finished…only 12 but I’m happy with that. I am only working on this casually so once the UFO number is picked, I’m not quite so overwhelmed with needing to finish so many blocks.
I got my hourglass quilt top ironed. Getting three dogs to pose on the quilt was easy…
Getting three dogs OFF the quilt so I could snap a picture of the whole thing, NOT EASY AT ALL.
I’m really liking this and can’t decide what I should do with it from here. Do I put borders on it? Pieced borders? Plain borders? Do I leave it as is? Do I make it bigger?
I’m not the best at decision-making. I keep reminding myself that whatever I do, there really isn’t a “wrong” answer.
I did take time to film a video to show you how I made these blocks using a companion angle ruler and my scraps. This is the first quilt in my “How to use your scraps series”. Some of the quilts in the series will be basic kind of like this quilt…some will be harder. The good news is that whatever the quilt is, it’s going to help you use up your scraps.
I’m betting a lot of you already have a companion angle ruler and haven’t used it much before. For me, it’s a staple in using my scraps. You can find it HERE on Amazon if you don’t have one. I love mine so much I have two…one for upstairs and one for downstairs.
You can watch the video by pushing the play button or you can go to Youtube HERE to watch the video. While you’re there you can save the video and watch it later on your television or device.
While filming the video I ended up with another stack of blocks. I think there is enough for another row so I’ll make that happen. But besides that, I just don’t know how I should finish the top. If you have suggestions or an opinion, feel free to leave a comment in the comment section.
I don’t know what it is with my grandsons this week and their playing peek-a-boo, with my quilts but here’s Emmett. It was his turn to play.
That’s the news from the sewing room….I am hosting Thanksgiving here and some of the kids have already hinted at staying additional days so, I likely won’t get much sewing time this week. What are your plans for the week? Lots of sewing time or only a little?