Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Catching Up

Trying to get some stuff accomplished this week. I thought you might want to see this ruler. I have this one and then a smaller one with smaller measurements. If you are cutting out a lot of strips these are a real time saver. They are made by June Taylor and you just lay out the fabric and put this ruler on top of it and cut in the grooves. Works great.

Also picked up this crate at Staples. It is actually a "file holder" on wheels, but I bought it to put stuff in to take to quilt classes. It comes with a lid, good for rainy days, and it is large enough to be useful. This picture should be below the next one, but too bad.
This shows the folding crate before you undo it. I saw someone at a class I took on Saturday and decided I "had to have it", lol. Not expensive either.
Here is an actual finished quilt, complete with binding. This is Hopscotch made with Kaffe Fassett fabrics. It is 100 square, lol. I really do like it a bunch. Piece and Plenty is moving along at a snail's pace, but I am making progress. Have a lot to do but I had to take a break from it so I could refocus with a fresh eye. Also taking a break from my Web Sampler.
Here is my batik quilt coming along pretty well. I hope to finish it up by the end of the week, but around here who knows.
I took a class using paintsticks on Saturday. Learned a lot, but this is actually all I have to show for the time I was there. We spent a lot of time cutting out stencils and talking about the techniques, etc. It was a lot of fun and I think I will invest in the paintsticks and finish this up someday, lol.

I think that catches me up with quilty stuff for now. I am off to read a book by Sherrilyn Kenyon...a little risque in spots, but kinda funny.

Hope everyone is having a great week!


Penny said...

I'd like to check out paintsticks. You look like you've been busy. I am always happy to see when you have posted!

Carol said...

You have been a very busy girl...everything looks awesome. I bought one of those file folders on wheels and I LOVE it!

Nicole said...

You have just been way too busy. You put my sloth to shame!
The Kaffe Fassett quilt is gorgeous.
I have one of those rollie carts and use it for all sorts of things. Don't know what I did before I got it!

ranette said...

The peace and plenty quilt is beautiful and I love the Kaffe Fassett quilt too. You have been a busy girl.

Libby said...

Love your Piece and Plenty blocks - it'll be done before you know it *s*

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I am lovin that Piece and Plenty quilt. Do you think you'll have it done in time for Christmas cause it is just perfect for ME!!!!
What is a paint stick???

Gena in Dallas said...

I really am enjoying the pictures of the Star BOM. Loved the one you made with the yellow and blue center..... Lovely colors. Looks like you had a great visit with your friend.

Ginger Patches said...

I love my June Taylor rulers!! Your Kaffe Fasset quilt is gorgeous--how fun to have it completely done!