Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Busy busy weekend

It has been another busy busy weekend.  And look - it is Wednesday already!  I haven't caught up with life since my weekend at retreat which was a whole three weekends ago.  Today however, if it doesn't rain, I will be as close as I will ever get to peace and harmony as far as housework goes.  (You know that since I've written this, great big black rain clouds have appeared... grrr).

Now, what have I been up to?  Nothing as exciting or productive as I would like and I'm starting to itch to get back behind my sewing machine.  We took a family trip to Whangarei on Saturday and had a quick visit at The Country Yard, bought some thread but was otherwise very good.  The trip was planned to look at hand towel rails, which would explain why we bought a dishwasher and a sofa!  I also got backing fabrics for my cats and stars/logs so technically speaking these projects can now move along. 

My Sunday was preplanned as I had agreed to give some of the teachers at the school my kids go to, a Patchwork 101 type of lesson, and considering that I have never taught patchwork or even attended a patchwork class (other than hand quilting) - it all turned out rather well.  This of course help attribute to the bomb site my house had evolved into.  But we're getting there.

Now, I must post this photo for Rona because it has been driving me mad looking at it and thinking of her citrus quilt.  Now, wouldn't it be exciting to do a few double crescent things???

Sorry about the sunstrike - this is the pattern on the side of a box... cool aye?
I have also put together a few fabrics to go with Dylan's camo fabric and will in time piece the top that my little class are doing.  I know, I probably should have already started it so I could demo it - but in the end, we managed just fine without it!

Have I already posted these???  I love the spot and bought extra just in case...
This photo is the outlook from our ranchslider door a few mornings ago when the fog was just rolling in... or was it out.


It is really all farmland but doesn't it look like the sea?

And finally, I was treated to this new book at our local library:


and fell in love with this block.  There are a few quilts with appliqued circles on them at the moment, and wouldn't it be fun to take them one step further with a circle in a square?  Does anybody have any idea of how to do these shapes in EQ6?

And I may just have some fabric set aside that would
look good in this sort of design... hmmm


2 comments:

  1. Haha, got you thinking! I've modified my problem after showing it to my fellow students (teachers on my course) and gave my new problem to a Year 10 class today. A few of them solved it in about 5 minutes! Maybe I've made it too easy.

    Nice idea, double crescents. And I like the circle within the square too. I like the rounded corners on the square. Have you seen my tutorial on circles? You could use it on both the circle and the square.

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  2. Perhaps the easiest way to do the EQ6 thing is to do a Drunkard's path. Have the size of your block 1/2 the finished size of the square. I did a circle in a square once. Very cool! Will try and dig out a picture of it...

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