Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sewing Expo and a Baby Quilt

I kept thinking about this Kaleidoscope Smart-Plate ruler thing Peggy McIntire demonstrated at her booth during the Cotton Patch Quilter's show, so when I saw her again at Atlanta's Sewing Expo in Gwinnett, I bought one.  I had good intentions.  I wanted to make a baby quilt to practice the technique before I made a big one for one of my boys.
I had forgotten I needed to make a bunch of half square triangles first.  I don't have much experience with HST, so I used the Tiger Tape I'd bought a while back.  I kept veering onto and away from the sides of the tape until I finally got up and got my reading glasses.  The reading glasses were a key ingredient to sewing straight alongside the edges of the tape.  I am sure I did better with the tape than I would have done without it, and ever so much better with the glasses on.
I was sewing outside, since the weather is beautiful and the pups and Kitten wanted to be outdoors.
Kitten kept wanting to run off, so we went back inside after the HST to lay the design out.  I decide I liked the HST and I would try the fancy Kaleidoscope tool later.  I feel like I need to be watched when I use the tool so I don't bung up my fabric.  Besides, I want to get this quilt done quickly.
Kitten was a wee too feisty, so she had to stay in another room while I put the blocks together.  The blocks are big.  I wanted them that way.  Sixteen inch blocks are fast. The piecing was done last night, but today I decided I need pure white batting and I don't have any.  Quilting will wait.  And I think I need the brightest lime green I can find for the binding.
It's a cheerful little ditty!
Don't forget Bulloch Hall Quilt Show is this week.  I intend to go Friday to get some pictures.

6 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

The ruler looks really interesting, but your quilt turned out so cute using the half-square triangles.

Kim said...

The quilt is so cute. Love the fabrics. Kitten didn't look like a very good helper though!

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful quilts, love the ones with the birds on them.

Debbie

Gretchen said...

Very cheery quilt! We definitely don't need another Kitten-on-the-roof incident so Kitten better be happy inside :)

Muddling Through said...

What a pretty quilt that turned out to be! I love it!

Kris said...

Hi there. I just wanted to say, in reference to you comment to me on Simplify, I totally agree with you. I always listen to my instincts. I thought later, sheesh, he could have been getting me to look up so he could snatch my or hit me, or something when my eyes were diverted. At any rate, he was creepy. I should have reported him. I just turned tail and got out of there!!!! Thanks for the nice comment. I am missing your posts!
Kris