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July 15, 2016

Cat Bullet

Friday

Filed under: It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 11:06 am

Orphan quilt block

Just popping in to say Happy Weekend!   Any fun plans?

Hope you stay cool.  Maybe this will help…

My yard. Last April.

Winter is coming.

Eventually.

 

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July 12, 2016

Cat Bullet

Day Dreams update

Filed under: It's a Cat's Life — Cat @ 9:25 am

Some progress has been made. I’ve spent the last two weekends working on the “Double Flying Geese” circular border for the star that I made previously.

This weekend, I got all of the pieces finished.

half the circle done

The pieces are all done and the long sides are trimmed.   I’m about half way through transferring the markings from the pattern to the wrong sides.    I was surprised at how big the circle is – my biggest cutting mat isn’t big enough to hold even half of it!!   It will be slightly smaller when it is sewn together (due to the seam allowances), but still.  Really big.

The rest of the pieces are in a stack, waiting to be marked and arranged in order.

The rest of the pieces..

(The three on the bottom are the remainder of the circle that are done.  The stack is the rest of the unmarked pieces.   You can see that they still have the paper pattern pieces attached).

After I get all of the markings transferred to the remaining pieces, I will press them all. Then the fun of the paper removal begins (we are told to leave the paper on them to stabilize the pieces until the very last minute).  Once they are all sewn together, then I will carefully (REALLY REALLY CAREFULLY) trim the outside and inner edges to smooth circles…     Very nerve wracking, if my experience with trimming the circle medallion is any indication…

I’m hoping to finish the ring and attach it to the circle/medallion next weekend.

 

 

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