Tuesday, July 19, 2011


I finished the lap quilt that I was binding over the weekend – yay! – and now I’m working on this:
It’s a Mexican Star, a 12-inch foundation-pieced (free) block that I found here at DreamCastle Quilts. Scroll down the web page, it’s #18. The first block went together fast enough, but you can see the centre looks off because I had to take it apart and put it back together a few times. I could have read the instructions first, but where’s the fun in that?
I like the foundation piecing because it allows the centre stripe to be all one piece of fabric.
11July19diamond I’m thinking that I don’t have enough of this green, and I bought it some time ago so I doubt I’ll be able to find more of it. I should probably toss this in with all of my other practice squares and dig out a new green fabric (I may have a few just lying around…) to use.
What do you think? Should I place it square or on point? Right now I’m leaning towards on point. (Like my Design Wall? It’s also known as the bedroom curtains.)
11July19me Geeks are us! My partner bought this “Head magnifier with LED” for me last week since I’m getting to be as blind as a bat. It looks stupid and it’s not the most comfortable thing to wear, but it works great! As long as no one else sees me wearing it, who cares?

Now, forget that you ever saw this picture! Here’s Ginger on the comfy perch placed there exclusively for her enjoyment.

Until next time,


  1. Hi Wendy,
    Pam here in 96 degree F (heat index 107 degree F) Philadelphia. I just came from Quilt Obsession's blog where you commented you would appreciate some hot air in your British Columbia!!! I would love to send you some hot air,if you will send me some cool air!!! Lol. Hey, I love the block square because the design itself appears to be on point. By now you must have put your blocks together.


  2. Thanks Pam, I'm still waiting for those egg-frying temperatures. It was 8 degrees (48F) when I got up this morning, so knock 2-3 off that for overnight temperatures - I would have turned the furnace on if I could have dragged myself out of bed just after midnight. That's just not right for this time of year! The Mexican Star - the design is usually on point, but I've seen it the other way as well. Both look quite interesting. But I'm notoriously slow in my quilting - I could rename this blog Molasses in January. Too much time spent at work, not enough at the sewing machine. But I start two weeks of vacation on Monday so maybe...