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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.