Friday, July 15, 2011

Moving to a new Blog

It has been a very long and stressful time since I was able to update this blog.

In light of my new lifestyle, I am moving to a new blog.  I would love for all of you to follow me there.

It will launch mid July to early August.  It will have the same opportunities for free patterns and quilt history, but with a new look.

You can find me at

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sometimes I just don't think!

I answered a request from a fellow online quilter for a block representing my state. Then the world turned upside down. I brought all the supplies with me to my Mom's and yesterday I got to work on my Kansas block.

So, after working all day, here it is!

Then I went to the message board to contact her and send her a preview picture before mailing.

OMG! Her original request was for an 8 1/2 inch block.

I made a 12 1/2 inch block.......

So, I went to the cutting mat and trimmed it down.. I could only get it to 9 inches without trimming off the petal points, dumb, dumb, dumb....

Then, after trimming it, I realized that my orginal design was going to have the sunflower offset anyway, where only part of the flower was on the block and the inking on the lower corner, but...too late, I already trimmed it centered.. I could just kick myself today.

Any suggestions on how to fix this?