It is the last yellow Saturday. I am finishing up my odds and ends this weekend, including an extended time with hexies while on an all day teacher training via ZOOM. Next month is going to be green!
Lacrosse season has started and so we are spending two nights a week at games. I'm trying to get just a little bit of sewing done on other evenings though. I got a few hexies sewn while I was doing on online tutoring session Tuesday. Then I got a few more blocks quilted tonight while waiting for a batch of cookies to come out of the oven. Pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough, but still so tasty. I feel like Monday and Wednesday there were games, and so that is the week so far.
I also got just a few more of the itty bitty loggie blocks done. It would be nice to round out the orange and yellow rounds. Green is a bit of a missing link. I will be sure to fix that when green gets its turn.
How are your yellow scraps coming along? I hope that you are able to stay warm wherever you are. The news in Texas right now is just so disturbing. One of our guidance counselors was visiting family there last weekend and has been unable to get back to work again. She sent photos of the snow to us all. Snow isn't something we really see here.
Yesterday I worked on pieced backings. This was the challenge quilt for RSC in 2016. It has been done since then, but just sat waiting for its turn on the quilting machine. I added a thin grey border, more for ease of quilting than for aesthetics.
What are your plans for today? I'm off to check out slow stitching Sunday with Kathy and Oh Scrap! with Cynthia before I see if there is enough yardage squirreled away somewhere for another backing. Then there is laundry, an online tutoring session and a grocery pickup.
Each version has its own pluses and minuses. Which one do you prefer?
Quotation marks are used to identify direct spoken words of any individual. They appear at the beginning and end of the attributed words, and therefore must generally be used in pairs. They may also be used to mark the titles of certain short compositions, or to indicate "words used as words". This use of "air quotes" has become a popular way to delegitimize a word. Imagine that your meal was cooked by a "professional" chef.
These units may be made from 2.5 inch squares and half square triangles. That is the way that I made them initially, but after seeing the finished block, I decided that I would make them with fewer seam allowances. There is a bit more waste this way, but it is a good tradeoff for one less seam.
For each pair of quotes, you will need:
Layer the squares on top of the rectangles, lined up with the bottom edge. You will need to draw a line in pencil diagonally from corner to corner on the background square. Notice that two of the lines angle up from left to right and two angle down.
Next, sew along the drawn line on each of the 4 units.