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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Thank Heaven for Tutorials

Finally I am coming up for air!  Been busy with the colorful quilt I am making and if I have done my math correctly I believe I may even have solved my flying geese border problem.  I didn't think about how these geese would get around the corner, silly woman that I am and when laid out around the quilt it was quite off.  I forgot about the cornerstones!  I did figure out just how many flying geese I could place on both ends and on the sides, but came up short for each of the four corners, so, thanks to Bonnie Hunter's Square in a Square tutorial I have made the correct size cornerstones. (at least I believe I have).     Tried and true methods can always be had by going to visit Bonnie.  
Travelling along the inner black border will be the flying geese and the 4 sq. in a sq. blocks, then, I wait to hear what this quilt top has to say, another outer black border or leave alone?  I am working on assembling this next stage and hopefully I will be ready to sandwich and quilt it either next week or the week after, all depending on what life has to throw at me. 
Newsflash, Bonnie has a new book coming out soon bet you it will be another smash hit!
I did somehow finish the strings quilt, I have given it so many names I simply don't know which one to use, so Scruffy Cuddler was the name I stuck it with.   When the head of our Library System was presented with it and she read the comments from her friends and co-workers she simply cried, so I believe it was a hit.  She has two little grandsons one who is nearly 2 and he managed to get hold of it and had a great time with it and we all so enjoyed his use of g'mas new lap quilt. 
I worked on it right up to the time I had to leave home, I decided last  minute it needed binding and so that is what I just had to make and attach.  Many ouchies later I managed to sew down the last mitered corner and get myself in the car and off to where it was I was already an hour late for.  LOL 
Naturally in my haste I didn't get pictures of it, but I did manage to take a few after it was presented to her.  Here she is examining the many comments and here she is letting her tears tell us how much she liked it. 

I hope each and ever one of you had a wonderfully happy weekend and thank you for stopping by to visit with me again.  
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It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.  ~Edmund Hillary 


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