Thursday, March 3, 2011

One year Anniversary

This blog is just a fun thing to do and I don't know if there is anyone out there who checks on my blog regularly but that is all right because I just enjoy writing about my quilting life and travelling.  Yesterday is the one year anniversary of when I seriously started blogging.  I did some a few years ago but never kept it up and since I have been doing a lot of quilting I have found it fun to track what I am doing and see what some other quilters are doing also.  I have a hard time believing that I have had 2,791 hits on my blog in one year.

This what I am working on now.  It is a kit that I received from my daughter for Christmas called Snow Chateau by Michael Miller Fabrics.   The free pattern is here at the bottom of this page, but you really need all the fabrics that go with it to make it.

The border around it is stones and they are directional so it was tricky cutting them as I had to cut some strips the length of the fabric and some the width of the fabric.  Then you have to make sure that you sew them on the right way up and not what I did and had to rip out 2 seams before I clued in. 

The next step is to make quarter square triangles from 4 different fabrics and then applique snowflakes onto these squares.

I always do my tracing in the afternoon and then do the cutting while I am relaxing watching TV at night.  That way I don't waste time when I could be sewing. 


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