Quilting buddies are fabulous people!

I visited my quilting friend Tami yesterday, it was the first time I had been to her place so I got the full sewing area tour which was great fun. Check out Tami's blog to see some of her great quilts:
I am currently working on Bonnie Hunter's Celtic Solstice mystery quilt. Before going to Tami's I had only sewn two test squares. And whilst I was there Tami helped me with a problem I was having.

It was obvious from those two squares that I was doing something wrong because I wasn't getting a full 1/4" seam allowance at the top, so my points would've been awful!

These are the rulers we are using for this challenge:

With the recs tool I wasn't cutting off the tiny tip of one corner - that is important to line up the seam correctly!

So this morning I was back at the cutting table cutting off all those tiny corners:

I also Finished cutting out the blue triangles that I hadn't cut, so i am ready to chain piece now, I just have to find the time!

I also started adding more fabric to my eye spy fabric pile this week thanks to a 20% off sale at Wooden Spools my favorite Denver fabric store; dinosaurs, ants and dogs.

And last night I made a gift bag for the gift exchange item I bought for an upcoming Christmas party:


  1. Love the little bag!! So festive! (I haven't ventured too deep into triangle territory yet!)

    1. Triangles are fine if you know how to use the tools that make them easier LOL, I do now thanks to Tami, my blocks are working fine now :)

  2. LOVE the new eye spy fabric! YIPPEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. It was real sweet of you to stop by my house and pick up the Christmas bags for the Green Bag Lady. I enjoyed our visit! I got to show off my most favorite quilt, which is my most current one! I'm glad we got a chance to talk about the Tri-Recs rulers. You've added some really cute eye spy fabrics! Your gift exchange bag is really cute! The dangle beads really jazz it up!

  4. good you got the tips sorted, have the tri rec templates, must get round to having a play, off to check out the bog link now


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