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Friday, March 07, 2014

Home and Designs, Piecing, Using my Go-cutter,

Busy two days... using my new Go-cutter.
(Which I loved)

An easy design this one... I only wanted to do the 2.5" squares
so designed an easy quilt in EQ7 and cut it all out
Always hoped to do a red and white quilt.
Plus - I get to use up some of my stash... which I really need to do.

Well here is my project... those small squares were so easy and quick to get done.
I have one block sewn  as you can see on the design board.. and all the mostly white blocks are sewn

I visited Cristy Fincher 's blog.  Her blog is Sew Much Like Mom
Had a bit of a revalation.  I watched her video on Glue basting... and made the blocks you see on my board with this method....
 I listened to the Outlander series of books by Diana Gabaldon for the 4th time!!

The blocks were so easy to sew together with the glue basting..no pins and I had practised perfecting my 1/4' seams.
which is something I have been having trouble with..
It worked a treat!
Time passed very quickly too as I listend to my audiobooks.

Now I have ALL my blocks prepared and ready to sew... it didn't really take me long.
I may have to wait till after ther weekend though, to get them together

I am trying to get some easy projects done so I can have something ready when/if my Bernina quilt frame arrives in the very near future.
That's my excuse anyway :)
Oh and I did some cooking.  Two quiches and an all in one apple cake 
from a recipe that I saved from facebook last week...
This is the second one I have made in a week...so easy .. and very yummy!

Till next time


Raewyn said...

Looks like you are having lots of fun with this Joan! Did you know SewCalGal is doing some red and white challenges this year - you may be eligible to enter with this?!

What Comes Next? said...

I was thinking of SewCalGal's Red and White challenge when I was reading your post, too. You could enter on two fronts - designed and made! Your quilt is looking lovely, and your baking delish. Now I'm wondering what I have in my kitchen to nibble on

Jackie said...

I'll bring my own plate and utensils to help eat your cooking. I love Diana Gabaldon and can't wait for her latest book coming out in two weeks yeehaw.