Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Maggie's First Dance BOM Block One

I am so happy that this FREE block of the month quilt has begun.  I am using the fabric collection, Strawberry Fields Revisited, by FigTree and Company-Joanna Figueroa, for Moda Fabrics.  When reading the directions for the blocks, half square triangles are created, and Tip #1,  I always read the directions before I start cutting.  I thought to myself, oh no, not triangles!   But never fear, Tip #2,  the new Itty Bitty Eights ruler by Creative Grids is just what you need to cut those 4 5/8 inch squares.  This ruler has all the 1/8 inch markings clearly marked and easy to use.  Just what is needed.  When creating the flower center appliques, Tip #3,  you cannot cut a perfect circle unless you have drawn a perfect circle.  So the next tool is a plastic circle template from the office supply store. Easy peezy!

    This is my version of Block One.  Block two will be released next week!
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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer Blooms

How about taking a nice stroll through my summer garden blooms? 
Grab your straw sun hat and come join me.

Pink climbing rose growing on an old fence post at my neighbors house.

Golden day lilies in my garden.

Bright yellow day lilies in my garden.

White crape myrtle tree full of blooms in my yard, and full of bees, look closely and you will see the bees.

Purple cone flower I grew from seed.

Hope you enjoyed the walk!