Friendship

What a perfect name for the block I am working on for the Crossroads Quilt Along this month, especially after my last post about Community.

But first, I want to show you this nifty gadget I picked up on clearance from Craftsy.

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It’s a handy little seam guide!  Do you see the fraction markings?  Right next to them is a hole you can put your needle into on the sewing machine.

Like so;

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I was able to make sure my quarter inch foot marking was really marking a quarter inch.  I’ve noticed my needle can be slightly off center sometimes.  But it looks good here.

I used the ruler to mark the machine with masking tape.

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I was curious to see if having a longer mark for the 1/4 inch guide would help on my blocks.  It didn’t hurt.

Also I used it to mark the diagonals on the small squares for the Friendship blocks.  It has the perfect mitered edge for just a task.

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Time to sew!

My blocks this month lost some points.  I pulled apart and redid pieces many times.  In the end I am quite pleased with how they turned out.  I even went outside for a fancy photoshoot with them.

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Remember, the Crossroads Quilt Along is raising money towards the March of Dimes.  Please donate if you are able!

Now that the Crossroads blocks are done, I am (im)patiently waiting for the mini size from Sondra Davison of Out of the Blue Quilts.  I am picking out and starching fabrics tonight!

Also, it is almost time for a special arrival!!!!!

I’ve signed up for the monthly Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Quilts.  The very first one ships this week and I can’t wait to share with you the surprises I find inside.  I’m looking forward to trying out new notions and tools and giving you all an honest review of it all.

There are so many other projects I am working on too.  I can’t wait to share them all with you.

 

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