Saturday, March 12, 2016

Timely reminder

  If you have followed me for a while, you know how I detest and carry on about that time change thing that happens twice a year.

  •   Spring forward----I loose an hour of sleep.  
  •   It messes up my body clock and takes a full week to recover.  
  • Sir Old Man teases me and messes with my head over this. This year he quietly moved the automatic timers settings this past week just to confuse me.   He thought I would not notice....ha!
  • The only good thing is it's a reminder to me to change my rotary blades!
  So of course, I need to include a circle to commemorate this dastardly event.  Day/night or night/day.....take your pick!  I stole this idea from Mary at Hill Country Quilter.     I joined two background squares and cut them to size.  Then I cut the circle from the pieced scraps.    Thanks, Mary, for this idea! 

  I finished up my Let's Book It project, but will save that for a full post later this month.  I will share a peek at it because I tried a new to me FMQ motif.   It's the first row you see on the left.   The motif is called Fern Twist and a video tutorial is here.  

  I practiced on paper to get the muscle memory thing down before I tried it here.  The three spikey parts are easy, but I had to concentrate to be sure to have each unit  reversed.  I did take her advise about spacing.  I marked a line with chalk for each unit.....a palm's width for each one in this case.   
  It's a great stitch....not too dense, and would be a good one for borders.   So I will add it to my motif library journal.  

I have 60+ bow ties done....enough to begin design play.   It is Spring break visit time, along with a full schedule of appointments for next week.    My time in the sewing room will be limited......minus that hour we will lose tonight!!  
  Happy stitching anyway:)


Mary said...

Great tutorial, thanks for sharing; and thanks for the shout out too!

Janet O. said...

Clever commemorative block!
Very pretty border. Wise to mark the spacing. I need to do more of that. I got lazy and I use a lot of stencils, or I mark the spine.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Now I could handle that motif (forget feathers) so thank you for the link. Great idea on the circle.

Quilting Babcia said...

Great quilting motif, I like those fairly jagged leaves. They look like they would be fairly easy to quilt. I'm all for easy machine quilting designs these days! I'll echo your feelings about this time change. The dogs get confused too about when they're supposed to wake up their people in the morning.

Dana Gaffney said...

That's tonight!? I knew it was coming then forgot. I like that motif, it looks like it would flow nicely and quickly, thanks for the head's up.

Barbara said...

Love your day/night block. Great idea.

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