Monday, January 30, 2017

Design Wall Monday - 1/30/17

Check out all of us who link up with Judy L. -
At Patchwork Times on Mondays.
We have some awesome stuff on our walls!
Well, THEY do - ME - not so much sometimes - ;))

On my wall today -

It's called "Capital T" -
And is a "public domain" block found in EQ7 -
I used it as Block #96 - in my LHQSQ -
Left-Handed Quilter Sampler Quilt -

See the page/tab at the top of my blog for details and a photo of the quilt top - ;))

For the last few weeks - I have been dealing with "business ducks" and decided that I wanted to take a break to play with my new toy. So I looked through all of the blocks that I had made for my LHQ Sampler Quilt - looking for one with squares - HST - AND Flying Geese. This block fit the bill - and I re-made it using my new LEFT-EZE™ Rule - ;))

I took three 2-1/2" wide strips -
Cut some sections down to 1-1/2" wide -

Used the LEFT-EZE™ Rule to cut out the pieces -

Stitched them up -

And it came out at 6-1/2" - like it was supposed to - ;))

Only problem was that the center square should have been BLUE -
So my brain apparently wasn't working very well -
But the LEFT-EZE™ Rule worked just fine - ;))

Am I going to "fix" it? - Nope - I was just playing - and it will do for now.
I'll do it correctly if/when I do a tutorial on how to work up this block - ;))

Then - I decided to see if I could use the LEFT-EZE™ Rule to make a "Flying Star" using Gene Black's video - HERE - and my handy-dandy Size Chart (that I can't show you yet) - to convert the dimensions he used to "Pre-Cut Strip Widths" -

First - I used a Green Stripe for the corner blocks - and decided that there wasn't enough contrast between the Green Stripe and the Beige star points -

So - Plan B - I switched out the Green Stripe for some Blue -

Stitched it up - and it came out to 8-1/2" square - like it was supposed to - ;))
I should re-phrase that - it's a teeny bit short in that top left corner - but that's MY fault - not the fault of the ruler - THAT works just fine - MY accuracy could use some improvement - ;))

So - there you go - two different blocks - two different sizes - using the same ruler - what's not to like? - ;))

And for any of you who might be wondering about the "business ducks" - I think that I have taken care of most of them. There are City/County/State/Federal "ducks" - Design/Beta-Testing/Manufacturing "ducks" - Banking/Accounting/PayPal "ducks" - Shipping/Postage "ducks" - Blog/Tutorials/Demos/Size Charts "ducks" - and others. Those are the basic ones - but then they all have several "cousins". And they seem to multiply in the dark when I'm not looking - like scraps - ;))

The Beta-Testers have helped me decide on the design modifications/changes that I want/need to make - so - since I don't like to try to "conduct business" on Mondays (some people still seem to be in "weekend" mode) - I'll deal with that tomorrow. I don't know the manufacturer's timeline or whether or not they are backlogged - so I have no idea and can't tell you yet how soon I will have any in my hot little hands to sell.

I have already set up another blog (private for now) and did several tutorials for the Beta-Testers - but they are much too long and need to be condensed - so I need to work on those. I will also have to re-do ALL of the photos - since they used the prototype and the final version of the LEFT-EZE™ Rule will look a bit different.

And I still need to set up PayPal and figure out the Shipping/Postage part - so those are this week's "ducks".

Like I told one of my friends -

It's like -

Deal with a "duck" -

Relax -

Breathe -

Repeat - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Katie said...

I'm glad to see you back...I was a little worried there, but hoping it was the lefties ruler that had you Mia! Good luck with all the ducks!!!

Katie said...

I'm glad to see you back...I was a little worried there, but hoping it was the lefties ruler that had you Mia! Good luck with all the ducks!!!

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks, Katie!! - twice - ;))

Sandra Henderson said...

I like your blocks ! keep on with your endeavors ...

Kathaleeny said...

Love your fabric. Can't wait to see the new baby too. Good luck.

Julie Fukuda said...

Nothing succeeds like success! Fine tool!


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