Monday, May 29, 2023
Monday make - 2022 Prairie Schooler Santa
Friday, May 26, 2023
Friday finish - matchstick quilted pouch
Wednesday, May 24, 2023
WIP Wednesday - trinket week 8
This week is week 8 of the Trinket SAL with Alison Glass. The bonus block has been released and I love the opportunity it presented to fussy cut an apple for the centre.
Monday, May 22, 2023
Monday Make - May basket
I knew where the packs I'd put together for A Year of Celebrations by Hands on Design, but to be honest the packs don't seem to be complete, and they are in complete disarray. A job for another day. The May pattern was over 50% complete and it is small, but it took longer than expected to complete. I am disappointed that there is little difference in colour between the two pinks - Weeks Dye Works Chablis and DMC 605. Though that might be my fault as the called for floss was 3688 not 605.
I hunted down the other months that I had already stitched, and I can tell you that I am completely disappointed that I've only stitched three. Perhaps there are more hiding away that need to be found. I hope so. For now the completed patterns are being stored with the other months waiting to be stitched.
Friday, May 19, 2023
Friday finish - rainbow remix
Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Cataloguing your Accuquilt dies
I catalogued most of my dies when I was procrastinating and should have been doing something else. I thought that I would share how I did it. I have also asked local friends to do the same so that I can put together a catalogue of our dies so we can share them.
Go to Accuquilt.com and Sign up for an account (green button top right) and then sign in. Then go to AQ Circle account and choose Product Library. You can also do the same thing on the Accuquilt app. Then click on the + Register Product.
Both on the app and the website, you then take the five digit code from the end of each die and enter the number, press return and it adds it to your library. I did find some products weren't in their database so I need to go back and report those to Accuquilt. If you have boxed sets each die of the set has a unique product number.
To make a catalogue, I then selected show 100 entries on the website and cut and paste the results into an Excel spreadsheet.
I was very pleased to have gone through this exercise as I found a die I wanted as a single die but which was in one of the boxed sets that I already owned. Another benefit is a much tidier shelf in my cupboard with room for more dies.
Monday, May 15, 2023
Monday Make - cross body bag
I started this bag at the March Modern Quilt Club retreat with my daughter, Lizzie. Lizzie made and finished two versions and I half finished my bag. I wasn't happy with one of the corners of my bag which needed unpicking and restitching. A recent Facebook challenge inspired me to get the project out again and I finished it this morning.