Do you remember the post a few posts back where I showed the fat 8ths our little retreat group passed out to each other as a challenge? I've been working on some of them. I can't show you my thinking process for Friend Marilyn's because I know she reads this blog. I don't think the others do.
MY biggest challenge is making what I want to do fit into a 12.5 inch finished size. Many of the ideas are 8 inch or 20 inch or any other inch but 12. I'm using the enlarge or decrease button on the copy machine at work a lot, holding a piece of 12 inch square paper up to the light to see if they'll fit.
These little gems all need an appointment with the iron, but you get the idea, anyway.
I like how this one turned out.
I've never used a long arm machine. I've never quilted a quilt by machine. I barely have a machine that does more than sew a straight line and even then it depends on who is doing the sewing. But I decided I'd call and see what I needed to do to learn on something that really didn't matter what it looked like in the end. This puppy. I made an appointment to use the machine for yesterday. I was excited. For $10 and the thread, I'd have this thing actually earning its keep.
We woke up yesterday to 8 inches of snow and counting. I cancelled. I was bummed the whole day. I put it back in storage. I looked at the calendar. Someday.....