October 20, 2009

Quilt Class: Week 6

Here is the lovely Ohio Star square.

And this is called the Swamp Angel. No, I don't know why it's called that, but I feel bad for this square to be so cute but to have such a unpleasant name. The concept for this week was to learn quarter-square triangles. I love learning these techniques because you don't waste any fabric when you make them...and who doesn't love that?

October 19, 2009

Quilt Class: Week 5

I'm way behind due to illness (my kids' as well as my own) and just finished last week's squares tonight. Here is the Dutchman's Puzzle. It was deceptively difficult, using large half-square triangles.

This is the Bear's Paw pattern. It's actually four "paws" put together to make the square. Each of those little squares are 2 inches, plus all of the half-square triangles in there....this one was a lot of sewing! I really like the look of it though, lots of fun pattern possibilities with this one.

I've cut out my fabric for tomorrow's class so I can sew more squares. Whew! I think I need to go to bed now.....well, after I steal a piece of Halloween candy out of the cupboard.

October 12, 2009

Quilt Class: Week 4

This is the Bow Tie pattern. You can do each quarter a different color or all the same, like I did. You can also turn each quarter square 90 degrees and have an "X" pattern instead of an "O". My first attempt at cheater corners too. I like them.

This is the Star in a Star pattern. I think this is my favorite square I've made and definitely my most accurate as far as measurements and lining up corners. Dare I say I'm starting to get the hang of it?....I wouldn't want to jinx myself. (knocking on wood repeatedly)

October 1, 2009

Toy Story Cake Across State Lines

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. My mom needed to make a cake for a Cub Scout cake auction fundraiser this week. She chose to make the Toy Story cake that I did a few weeks ago and it turned out really cute! I love the little yellow dots on the quilt and the headboard looks fantastic. This beautiful culinary confection sold at the auction for $157. Way to go, Mom! And way to go Cub Scouts!
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