Friday, June 17, 2011

Weekend Update

Went to an amazing quilt exhibit/show yesterday and will post details later. In the meantime, spending some girl time with a friend and some dogs! She has this amazing c.1980 Coleman cooler; my family had one just like it when I was growing up. I want to steal it when she isn't looking...

We stocked it with some miniature juice jugs that I saw in the store and had to have. I'm weird I guess, because tiny things really get my attention. If it's little, I love it.

The 5th of rum is only there for scale:P

On another note, I finished up squaring all my HSTs for the warm cool QA. They ended up small, at 4" instead of 4.5". I must have misread the ruler when I posted about this before. Talk about a brain malfunction. I don't know. But at any rate, I ended up with quite a pile of trimmings...

Next time I'll make my starting squares slightly bigger, and use a scant 1/4 inch seam. That way I'll be sure to end up with the right size HST. Of course there were a few casualties...

Luckily I had extras just in case! I think rather than scrapping these I'll just piece them into the backing. I like that idea :D

One more thing!! I stumbled upon Meg's finish it up challenge and think I'll join in. I have several unfinished sewing projects, and digging them out of storage might also encourage me to unpack and organize my sewing stuff. Currently my roommate is occupying my sewing room, and I'm sure he'd appreciate me getting some of those boxes out of his way.


  1. Yay! I would love it if you joined in!

    HSTs are tricky. I found the scant 1/4" is essential to mine turning out right!

  2. I plan on it! Yea, I have this template tool I bought for making and squaring HSTs, but I think it might be more work than it's worth. It's dulled my rotary blade in no time, lol.

  3. I'm absolutely loving that first photo. Definitely one for sending in for a print.


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