I’ve been declared HARDLY NORMAL by the Hands All Around Quilt Guild of Bloomington/Normal, IL!
What a crack up!
It’s something we’ve suspected all along, but it’s now, but it’s nice to be OFFICIAL and have the shirt to prove it.
The funnier part is, no one fessed up to leaving this gift bag on my table during my class….so who ever you are, thank you thank you – this day was SEW MUCH FUN!
We started our day out sewing four patches in rapid fire giddiness ---
The big hint is to do all the matching of what goes next to what in the cutting process ---instead of cutting individual twosies…put two strip sets right sides together and cut them into already matched pairs. Once the ladies caught on to this there was no stopping them ---it takes all the slow work of playing match-up with individual units out of the game and you go to the machine with pairs ready to just feed through the machine.
Send those 4 patches through the machine in the same direction every time….all the seams will spin the same direction. Simple things bring great pleasure when blocks fall together with automatically nesting seams. ((Doesn’t take much to make us happy, does it?))
What a terrific day!
And yes, there is a slide show this morning because all the photos are present and accounted for! ((Still can’t find where the photos from Friday’s class went between my phone and my laptop?? ARGH!!))
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|Cathedral Stars, Bloomington, IL 2014|
You can find the free pattern for Cathedral Stars under the Free Patterns tab at the top of the blog.
I’m heading home this morning!
This trip went by so quickly, and I have just a few days before heading to Ketchikan, Alaska on Wednesday! OH BOY!
Remember we are doing QUILT-CAM tomorrow evening, MONDAY, Sept 8, at 9pm Eastern. It’s been a while, and I’m looking forward to spending some time with you.
Tonight we will be drawing for the two issues of QUILTS from 100 blocks! Did you enter? Leave your comment on this post THERE and I’ll draw tonight when I get home!
Time to hexie at 35, 000 feet!