On A Quick Note.

Well, school is officially out for the summer.  The kids are happy but I am not so

happy. My long arm quilting will proably get put on the back burner for  a while

but I have to make sure that I spend some time on the machine this summer.

On a quick note, I have managed to finish 25 of these blocks for a quilt I am working on.

Jacob's Ladder block

Jacob’s Ladder block

The half square triangles were paper pieced but the 4 patches were not.  The blocks

were supposed to measure 9 1/2″ unfinished but mine were out a little so I ended up

blocking them.  They now measure to their proper size. The next blocks were partially

paper  pieced as well.  36 of these are needed and I have 23 done right now.

Paper  pieced star blocks

Paper pieced star blocks

Once the other 13 are done, the paper has to be torn off the back and the blocks

pressed.  Not a fun job at all but one that ensures that  the blocks are the correct

unfinished size.

BAck of the paper pieced star block

BAck of the paper pieced star block

When that step is completed, all I have to do is sew  the whole thing together.

Of course, sashing and borders are needed too. But here is a picture of the finished quilt.

Cathedral Stars by Bonnie Hunter

Cathedral Stars by Bonnie Hunter

I apologize for the bad photo.  I am hoping that mine will look as good as

Bonnie’s.  Other than that, I am putting up with the heat and trying to stay cool.

This summer is going to be a summer of finishing up some small projects that

I have lying around the house.  I also want to try my hand at painting on fabric,

making some  fabric postcards, and free style hand embroidery.

What goals are you planning on completing this summer?

Until next time ,


4 thoughts on “On A Quick Note.

    • ruthq2013 says:

      HI Bunny, Yes, ripping off the paper is a real pain. I am going to have to find a better way to do it. I did see Ann Petersen, on the Quilt Show today and she showed how to use freezer paper templates to stitch accurate piecing-and no mess with tearing out paper later on. You’ll have to check that out.



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