Wednesday, February 1, 2012
People who did say rabbit as their first word uttered got good luck all month long. Those who stumbled would get a brand new chance next month. I know that it sounds too simple to be very much fun, but we honestly looked forward to the first of the month. I'm convinced that we learned how to read and use a calendar at a younger age because of it.
So to you, my blogees, I say, "RABBIT!
To keep it quilty, I did work directly on Step 7 of Orca Bay today. I completed two stacks of ten of the winged geese for a total of twenty. I think that brings me up to 70 of the 128 needed. They sew so sweetly when they are well starched!
They are easy to do but require great fun in making all the design decisions as to which color for the roof, what will go in the window, should the door be light or dark, do I want the neutrals all to match or not? I especially wanted to start this because my guild (Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild http://bmqg.org/has a challenge out for "Buildings." I can't find my copy of the newsletter, Material Matters, to review when it is due. Maybe June? Not sure. But this will be perfect for it!
So the first one that I squared up got kinda too small, but in the ballpark sized, so I'll still use it. The other three seemed better trimmed; right side & top edges cut, then rotated to do the opposing sides as Bonnie said. Maybe I should try using the larger 12 1/2" Omnigrid. They all have too many competing lines on them. I'm a simple woman. I need a simple ruler. And I don't want a sewing machine that's smarter than I am! LOL!