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Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday Monday~ May 7

It is so nice here in Oregon today so I'm not writing a very long message. We have to enjoy sunny weather while we have it!

I did finish my Hopscotch top.

And I bought a new ruler...and I'm kicking myself for doing it. And I'll tell you why in a moment. Those of you who have either version of this ruler will know the name of it as soon as you see this lay out.

Why am I sorry I bought it? I love the simplicity and speed of the technique and the outcome of the blocks waste alot of fabric. You end up with lots of pieces from which you can cut 4-4 1/2 inch blocks. It even tells you this on the ruler packaging. I didn't think it through. And they are bias squares. I bought a book one time that promised easy stars without any Yseams. And it too was fast and easy used too much fabric. I guess I didn't learn the first time. You really CAN'T have it all.

So here it the quilt top....please don't go "Yuck". I've already said that.

I didn't have enough of the blue fabric so I thought "why not use blue on the top and bottom and green on the sides?" This might work in some quilts, in an "artsy" way but it does not work on this quilt, with this technique. Sooo, I will be buying another blue fabric and unsewing and resewing the sides. I guess I really didn't save any time with my timesaving ruler.

Anyway, wherever you are...enjoy your day!

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