Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Compass with Geese
Okay, so my geese aren't perfect, but I got 'em done! Woohoo!! I can't wait to start another Mariner's compass with really bright colors.
I'll write more later...
It's early Wednesday morning now and a couple of you asked if the Mariner's Compass was paper-pieced and the answer is "yes". But, it wasn't the traditional method. Judy Mathieson's method involves freezer paper that has the pattern on it and ironed onto the wrong side of the fabric. You then fold back the paper along the pattern line, add your next fabric -right sides together- then sew on the fabric only right next to the folded freezer paper. It's hard to describe in print but the method is very easy.
I have to tell you about my WalMart trip yesterday. I think they're closing out their fabric (I've heard rumors that WalMart is doing away with the fabric department) and they had a bin marked down to $1 a yard. I haven't seen $1 a yard fabric since 1975! LOL I used to shop at Surplus City back then... Anyway, I came away with ten pieces, 3 yards each, of nice 100% cotton (some were even labeled "Quilter's Collection"). It will make good charity quilts.
While looking through the fabrics, a little lady struck up a conversation with me. She looked at me and said, "I'm a quilter!" I chuckled and looked at her and said, "Me too!" She was ecstatic! Such a sweet little lady. I helped her choose fabrics, told her about reversible quilting and the quick Log Cabin method. She gave me her name and phone number and insisted that I call her next time I do a class. And, when she found out I do hair, she said she would definitely come see me next time since her last haircut was horrible. All this happened after I'd paid for and packed my groceries in the car. I had gone back in to pick up the pictures I'd left to develop and decided to pick up a few more $1 a yard fabric.
I spent the night working on a round robin that needs to be done before the end of the week. In the interest of time, I'm adding flying geese all around. I thought I had the numbers all figured out and when I measured again, well, let's just say I'm going to have to re-work the numbers. I hate this part.
Off to get ready for work.