The log cabins went away so that I could work on one of my few July sewing goals, a Christmas gift. Judging by how long it took me to make the first half dozen blocks, and how few days I will be home in July, it doesn’t appear that I will achieve this goal, but a start is a start. At least I’m not waiting till December.
These are nine-inch blocks. I didn’t want to go larger, but I wanted the larger novelty prints to show, so I altered the block a bit. I took the Card Trick block on EQ7 and removed the seam where there are now large triangles. This made the cutting and piecing a little more complex, but I figured out how to do it with just one Y-seam. After the first one I figured out how to chain piece and press these puppies so they are coming out sharp. Hope I still remember next month!
Meanwhile, we’re preparing to take a three week trip to Montana and Canada, so I’m trying to tie up loose ends around here: harvest the garlic and onions, tie up the peppers, plant more edamame, pay the bills, stock fridge for DS, etc. Oh, and take the sewing machine in for cleaning while we’re gone. I owe it that much.
Question: Lately I’ve been using photos from my BlackBerry and writing posts on my tablet. Is the quality or format annoying? Is it a lot better when I use the real camera and the computer? Please let me know. You’ll probably be getting the phone photos a lot as I’m traveling, but I could make more of an effort when I return if you think it looks better.
I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.
July 17, 2013 at 11:40 AM
I love the card trick pattern. I haven’t made it yet, but I have the pattern and it’s on my (very long) to-do list.
You’re photos/blog looks fine to me. And though I don’t blog from the phone/tablet I do use my iphone for all my pics.
July 17, 2013 at 8:34 PM
Thank you for the input! Yes, I love this block, and it’s been a while since I’ve made it.
July 17, 2013 at 8:15 PM
i love the paper clip fabric, this block size is very nice for showing off those fabulous prints
July 20, 2013 at 10:13 AM
Where in Canada are you headed? Mary Ann
July 20, 2013 at 10:23 AM
One night in Invermere, two in Banff, one in Jasper. It’ll have to be another trip to go out near you!
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