I made a quick trip to Quilt Trends this morning to pick up the next clue for the mystery quilt. This time we are making half square triangle units with the squares that we cut at the start of the mystery. I was able to use my new ruler again to cut the squares in half with a quarter inch seam allowance. We made 48 squares with 48 bonus squares left over. I am loving this new ruler!
This is not quilting related, but I wanted to share with you. Last evening Bob found a nest in our back yard next to but not under the pine tree. When we pulled the dried grass back we found a nest full of baby bunnies. Aren’t they cute?
We covered them up again and hope their momma comes back to take care of them.
I have been so busy with the family that I have not posted some of the projects that I made this spring. We are loving the fact that we live so close to our family now. It is amazing to watch the babies grow and learn. (Although I doubt Eli would like to be called a baby. He is three years old!)
My daughter gave me a bundle of batik fat quarters, “Bobbins and Bits” by Pat Sloan, for Christmas last year. She also gave me a pattern by Lori Holt, Cut. Sew. Press. Quilt.. I had so much fun making these quilts. I was happy that I had “Alphabitties” to help me keep track of the pieces. I won them last year when doing a quilt along with Lori Holt.
I haven’t quilted them yet. I am still trying to decide if I want to quilt them or frame them. They will all be hung near the appropriate area in my new sewing room.
Don’t forget to come back for the next “Zelda: The Quilt-Along” block later this week!
I buy my batting by the roll and cutting it is not a lot of fun. I roll it out on my living room floor and try to line it up with the lines in the parquet floor. It is hard to see the line when you are half way across the width of the batting. So.. I bought a laser level to mark a cutting line. IT WORKS!!!!
To make the cutting easier, I asked for a pair of batting scissors for Christmas last year. Santa came through and here they are.
I still cut the batting on the floor but it takes much less time with my new tools.
The laser level was purchased through Amazon and the scissors were ordered from IHAN (I Have A Notion).
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