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Friday, January 22, 2016

Cutting........


I had my Laurel Burch 1/4 yard pieces all pressed and ready to take to the twice monthly sew-in at 10:30 a.m.  My car wouldn't start.  I called my mechanic and he listened over the phone to the sound it was making and said it probably was the battery so call my road assistance company.  It took 2 hours for someone to get here to jump the battery and start the car and then I took it to the mechanic to have the battery checked.  It turned out that the alternator was bad and was draining the battery.  Since it was a fairly new alternator it was under warranty and didn't cost me anything for the repair.  Did I mention 2 1/2 hours sitting and waiting for them to charge my battery?  Luckily I had grabbed a good book on the way out the door.  I got home at almost 5 p.m.
I did the cutting for 2 kids' quilts last night and paired the fabrics for sewing.  They are more Stack and Slash quilts (see label list on right side bar) since I will be doing a workshop soon and need some quilts in progress to show the steps.  This is how I pair the fabrics.

In my tutorial from November 2011 I linked to Lynne's tutorial that she calls Slashed Squares.  I have changed the title of mine to Stack and Slash because I do the slicing of the squares as a group of 4 and then shuffle the pieces to sew 4 blocks at a time for speed in a workshop (see my tutorial).  Click on the link above to see Lynne's new Slashed Squares project.  In this post she explains how she chooses her fabrics.
 

10 comments:

Linda Swanekamp said...

My other favorite fabric! Laurel Burch! I love all her artwork. It is colorful and well designed without being cutesy. When I taught public school art, I always taught my students about her (watched a video interview), studied her sketching process (in Fantastic Felines book), and we did projects like glue line art design with animals and filled in with bright colors. Despite a life of pain and setbacks, she gave us an amazing body of artwork.
I am going to check out those links for the stack/slash quilts. Thanks.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

too bad about the car problem and sitting so long waiting can always be a pain, very glad you had a book along!

Hedy Hahn said...

Car trouble is a pain in winter. We thought our transmission was going out but it turned out some sort of traction control. Taking it to the shop etc is just a pain. Glad your problem worked out well.

Gene Black said...

I may have to try making this quilt....not that I don't have enough UFOs to work on for weeks. LOL

Alice Turcotte said...

What a bummer. I hope it was a good book. I've like Laurel Burch for a long time but have not used any for sewing yet. I love what Julie did with her celebration quilts. Hope today goes better.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Thanks for sharing your slash quilts and Lynne's

Needled Mom said...

Our lives are too busy to have car problems!!! lol The good thing was that it was a warranty part, but frustrating that it wasted the whole day of fun.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I made one using Lynne's tutorial and a mix of reds and creams. One of my favorite December quilts. I just may try your variation to make four blocks at a time . . . adding this to my QOV project list.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Thank you for another great idea. Sorry about the car trouble, but really glad it was a no-cost one (except for your time). That's rare!

Dollandesign said...

I like the colours!

Dollandesign