Saturday, June 20, 2020

cake stand

Cake Stand
Block finishes 8 inches
I plan to set it on point.

Cutting (using the EZ angle or Bonnie Hunter's tool for triangles)
Solid: one triangle from 4 1/2 inch strip, six triangles from 2 1/2 inch strip
Print: two triangles from 4 1/2 inch strip, four triangles from 2 1/2 inch strip, one 2 1/2 inch square, two 2 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch rectangles

Make four 2 1/2 inch half square triangle units and one 4 1/2 inch triangle unit
Lay out block for remainder of construction

For this project I am assembling the quilt block-to-block, no sashing or setting squares. To make sure seams nest I am using this first pressing plan for the base of the basket. (I figured this out before I had to re-stitch too many of these areas.)
The second picture is how I would press it if I were using sashings as it lies a bit better and gives better visibility to keep triangle points.
pressing for blocks abutting

Thursday, June 11, 2020

some more sample blocks

Trying out some more sample blocks.
Rake tines
Cake Stand
My sisters may be the only ones to get my reference to rake tines in naming the first block. Broken ones became playthings in our sandbox. Which was made from an old tractor tire.
I sent a picture of the block to my sister Beth and asked, "what does this remind you of?" Her immediate text back: "rake tines".

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Morningside College 1980 Nursing graduates

40 years ago this spring.
We took on the world.