Let Them Wiggle
August 18, 2009 § 46 Comments
While Mom is cruising to Alaska, I’m finally getting around to cutting and sewing a few more Shirt-Stripe Boxes. This time I made a few 6-inch blocks. Next up are the 3-inch blocks. I’m still not sure about how many blocks I’m going to get out of these shirts or how big the quilt will be. We shall just have to wait and see.
When Amy over at Mrs. Schmenkman Quilts mentioned that Kaffe quote about not getting too fiddly with matching up the stripes, I had to go read the book and see if he said anything there too. (I rarely read the words in quilting books. Gasp!)
“Don’t go crazy trying to match the stripe seams perfectly, though. Let them wiggle a little – this is supposed to be fun.”
Okay. There you have it. Let them wiggle!
Like Amy, I’m also using the Companion Angle to cut out the triangles. We used this ruler quite a bit in the Medallion Quilt-Along too. It’s another one of my favorite tools. It hasn’t always been a favorite, but it’s grown on me over time. And now I love it!
So… let’s have another give-away this week. Tell us what you are letting wiggle this summer. (Your kids??? I was always a wiggler growing up.) One chance to win per person. I’ll draw a name on Wednesday, August 26 and the lucky winner will receive this handy-dandy all-in-one Easy Star & Geese ruler. It works just like the Easy Angle and Companion Angle only it’s one ruler instead of two. I know you’re gonna love it!
What’s been allowed to wiggle this summer for me? Sheesh, just about everything. I’ve done nearly no weeding at all in the flower beds, the floors have been a little more dirty, and remember those 10 extra pounds? Yup, still there. Some things are going to have to change in September! (I think my camera needs to be cleaned too. Every photo looks sort of grainy.)