Jumping in and starting the new quilt! I just seem to be working on one new quilt after another recently. After all I had all the pieces (most all) cut I thought why not. I always like to start one and see how it goes together. I did find that I want to cut the dog ears out before I start putting together – the pieces will line up better. I thought I had a little specialty ruler that was made for that but for the life of me I can not find it and don’t remember the name – I did a search and the only one I can find was a Marti Michelle that was made specifically for it and realized that one of the templates of hers that I have would do the same job – do any of you have a special ruler made just for trimming dog ears?
The piece I have isn’t exactly the same size as the triangles that I have but if you line it up to the edge it works on both sizes that I am using it for.
The only other ruler that I had was a bit large but it did work but was awkward. Big ruler with little pieces.
The blocks I did yesterday for Murrieta Stars. They will all need to be squared up when done. They are supposed to finish at 9.5 inches and mine most likely will be anywhere from 9.25 to 9.5 Normal for me!
I decided to take time out from piecing and divide up all my colors and pieces into the pieces needed for the blocks and start to trim those dog ears off – you can make better flying geese with all the pieces already cut if the pieces are trimmed I have found.
A bit of progress made on the Postage Stamp quilt on Friday night – two recorded shows of Blue Bloods and one of Designated Survivor – determined to finish this last row this weekend and move on to the final border – this quilt will be finished this month!!!
My little apple tree that I planted 3 years ago I had mentioned had blossoms on it for the first time and now I spotted some little apples on it– maybe some photos soon when they actually get big enough to see!
The Spring SALE has sprung at Craftsy! All of the top classes will be under $20 this weekend. Skip the spring cleaning. Enjoy some spring craftingsale ends Sunday at midnight!