Archive for July, 2008

The Fish top is done!

I cut and pinned, Mom sewed and it’s done! Cute isn’t it?

Let’s blame it on Vicki

Mom and I met VickiW and her mom this afternoon at the quilt shop and then had lunch together. It’s such fun being able to see other bloggers when I travel!

At the quilt shop Vicki and I saw a cute quilt that she can make with a Layer Cake bundle she has at home but I had to find some fabric to make my version of it too….wonder who will finish first?
I updated my Shelfari list and did some browsing – Samantha had this book on her shelf – The Ten-Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer so I downloaded it to the Kindle to read on vacation next week. (Yes – another trip!)


When I learn something new I like to pass it along so I decided I’d show Mom how to make the Mary’s Triangle blocks (also know as Shaded 9 patch). Of course she wanted to make the variation with the half square triangle rather than the square in the corner but the method for making two blocks at once is still the same.

Since she wanted to make fish from her blocks I designed a quick little donation quilt for her to make and we’ve been working on cutting (me) and piecing blocks (her).

To make the fish float, we looked at doing sashing but in the end it was less complicated to just fame each set of 4 fish with the background fabric and then set the quilt on point and Mom likes easy even more than I do.
Her fish are already made and we’re going to take a break from sewing for a bit.

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