Sunday, November 25, 2012

Podcast Post Episode #24 and Updates

What I talk about, not necessarily in this order:
* Veterans Day Sew In (VDSI)-Google Hang Out.
I spent a lot of my day on "Tweet Chat" and some on "Google hangout".  I was also quilting my log cabin top as well as what working on this:

Batiks Ups & Downs

*Saturday Morning Sew In (SMSI)-Hosted by Brye Lynn

While I was sewing on the Bernina, the screen kept shutting off. It was sewing fine, when it was on, so I decided to try to finish the chevron blocks. I thought it would be best to complete the top using the same machine. Well, that didn't quite work! I got frustrated having to "reboot" the machine every few minutes. So, I packed her up and off to the hospital for her. She is well overdue for her checkup. continued to work on my "Ups & Down" quilt top. Using the chunking method to complete this little 4" squares-four in each block. I used the MSQ tutorial-swing a 1/4" all around. This is a very quick method for getting 4 hst, but you do have bias edges! I will say, I didn't do quite as much tweeting during the SMSI as I did on during the other sewin. However, I still had fun.

The top is remains on the design wall. I am debating to add two borders or just bind it. I haven't decided what color the binding will be. Any suggestions or thoughts on finishing?
*Tops Quilted: Log Cabin, PinWheel






*Quilt Gallery - Wonky log cabin for "Sandy Quilt Block Drive".

I have taken the plunge. I will be making 6 blocks for the cause. I should be able to get those completed and mailed off during my time off. I have chosen black to frame me blocks with. I think the suggested colors were black, dark gray, brown, navy or a dark color that will make your block pop. I have added a link if you are interested. At this time, the block drive is an ongoing effort. You can make blocks, do piecing, or volunteer to quilt a top.

Sandy Quilt Block Drive (Quilting Gallery)

* Diagonal backing calculator

A picture of my backing with the diagonal fold.
Backing-diagonal fold

An explanation of the diagonal backing calculator and it's limitation. The formula was developed by John Flynn. There is a link for him on the calculator pate. I will admit, I didn't do it justice. The link:

Diagonal Backing Calculator

* Upcoming quilt shows

A few shows on my radar coming up soon!

   Orlando, FL - Cabin Fever Quilt Show, 1-2 February 2013
   Hampton, VA - MidAtlantic Quilt Festival,  21-24 February 2013
   Paducah, KY - AQS, 24-27 April 2013

Until next time


  1. Enjoyed your latest podcast.
    Re the question about blogging why don't you aim for once a week and just talk about what you are working on. Pam does that to some extent and then updates us in her blog.

    1. That sounds doable to me! Gives me a target to shoot for. What I'm Working On Wednesday (WIWO Wednesdays).