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Saturday, July 26, 2008

Getting Busy Around Here!

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We adopted a dog today. And so it's an adjustment period for both Alex and the dog. Eventually the dog will settle in and Alex will get used to not being the center of attention anymore.

Hopefully now that Alex has gone to bed and things have calmed down around here I can get back to working on the other bedroom and get my sewing stuff set up!

Does anybody have some good ways that they have their fabric so you can actually see what you have and not have to go flipping through a box? I have all of my fabric in small boxes, so I'm having to flip through it all to find what I want. Plus it isn't sorted by colors or anything!

Update

I got some more work done on the 2nd bedroom last night. It's getting close to ready to do some sewing. I've actually been working on a cross stitch for a bit now. Don't worry quilting, I'll be back!

If any of my quilting buddies are still reading me can you leave me a comment?

Alex is doing good too. His tummy was upset yesterday, we'll see how he is today. He has his 3 year check up soon, so I'll get to find out officially how tall he is and how much he weighs. Last time I measured him he was 38 inches, and 31 lbs. He has probably hmmm 30 words and 30 signs at least now? His newest word is cat and kitty.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Pattern

NOTE: I want to use all my own colors, not buy her fabric, so I need it all figured out by the fabric A light value, medium light value etc. Can anybody help?

All seam allowances are 1/4". Please read all directions before beginning and press carefully after each step.

Fabric A: 1 3/4 yard of BTR-4850 Sky
Fabric B: 1 1/3 yard of BTR-4850 Sage
Fabric C: 1 1/4 yard of BTR-4850 Spice Fabric
Backing: 3 yards of BTR-3909 Lapis

Cutting Instructions:
Important: Before cutting strips, cut values apart at cut line.
Fabric A (Light value): Cut (1) 2 1/2" strip, from strips cut (14) 2 1/2" squares.
Cut (4) 2" strips x length of light value fabric. Piece strips together for binding.
Fabric A (Medium-Light value): Cut (2) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (14) 2 1/2" squares and (14) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.
Fabric A (Medium value): Cut (3) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (14) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles and (14) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles.
Fabric A (Dark value): Cut (4) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (14) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles and (14) 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles.
Fabric B (Light value): Cut (1) 2 1/2" strip, from strips cut (12) 2 1/2" squares.
Fabric B (Medium-Light value): Cut (2) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (12) 2 1/2" squares and (12) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.
Fabric B (Medium value): Cut (3) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (12) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles and (12) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles.
Fabric B (Dark value): Cut (4) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (12) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles and (12) 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles.
Fabric C (Light value): Cut (1) 2 1/2" strip, from strips cut (10) 2 1/2" squares.
Fabric C (Medium-Light value): Cut (2) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (10) 2 1/2" squares and (10) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles.
Fabric C (Medium value): Cut (3) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (10) 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangles and (10) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles.
Fabric C (Dark value): Cut (3) 2 1/2" strips, from strips cut (10) 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles and (10) 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangles.
Backing: Cut backing into two pieces each 1 1/2 yards long. Sew together along the long edges.
Assembly Instructions:
1. To make Quarter Log Cabin Block, sew Light 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square
to Medium/Light 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" square.
2. Add Medium/Light 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle to first two squares.
3. Add Medium 2 1/2" x 4 1/2" rectangle.
4. Add Medium 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle.
5. Add Dark 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangle.
6. Add Dark 2 1/2" x 8 1/2" rectangle.
7. Make (14) Quarter Log Cabin blocks from Fabric A,
(12) blocks from Fabric B and (10) blocks from Fabric C.
8. Following quilt photo for placement, sew blocks into rows.
Sew the rows together to make the quilt top.
9. Layer, quilt and bind as desired.
BLK-2684-001
Shade Cascade
While all possible care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this pattern, we are not responsible for printing errors or the way in which individual work varies.

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Finished Size: 48" x 48"

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Pattern Problem

There is a quilt that I would LOVE to make, only problem is it uses a fabric that has stripes of color (Cascade by Karen Combs) and so you have to cut apart the stripes, but it also just tells you that you'll need 1 3/4 yards of the one thing, but that one thing has 4 colors in it. I just want to go to the store and get my own 4 shades of one color. Anybody know how I could figure out how much fabric I would need for each of the 4 parts?

Friday, July 11, 2008

Still Not Done

Soon after I wrote my last entry I went into the 2nd bedroom to work on getting it all set up and cleaned up and realized that the ceiling fan does absolutely nothing to cool the room. Not to mention it's like a 12 foot ceiling? and the fan is right up against the ceiling instead of hanging down somewhat. The fan in our room is hanging down some, and those ceilings are the same height.

So it's hot in there. I need to take the box fan in there and work on it.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Been quite a while!

It's been quite a while since I've written here. From waiting to close on our house, and then packing, moving, getting stuff in order at the house...whew we've been busy!

We actually just found the pedal for my machine maybe a week ago if that, so even if I had wanted to sew I wouldn't have been able to. And right now the room with my sewing machine is still a mess. We haven't gotten it together at all yet!

I hope to get back into sewing and quilting soon and be posting again!