I have to be honest about a couple of things. When Kathy asked me if I'd participate in her blog hop, I didn't even hesitate. If you're lucky enough to know Kathy, you know she's about the sweetest person ever--and is just as talented. So of course I couldn't wait to get my hands on the book...and the ruler.
So the book arrived...and it was great to just sit back and look thru it...at all the pretty quilts...hmmm...which one most strikes my fancy...
Days passed and all of a sudden came the realization that my day was coming up and soon. My sewing machine had just been moved...but most supplies were still at the old house. I was suddenly sorry I'd agreed to be a part of this...because I just didn't have the time. Or the attention span.
So I decided to see just how quickly I could make this happen. Picked a quilt pretty much at random, and grabbed some of the few pieces of fabric that are here. (Annie's Farm Stand by LakeHouse Dry Goods, dontcha know). Kicked the cat off the ironing board (that's another story for another day) and quickly skimmed the instructions.
Cut my strips...stitched them together at warp speed...kicked the cat off the ironing board yet again...and grabbed the ruler.
As an aside, when Kathy mailed me the ruler, she packed it very carefully. And added the words "Fragile" "Do Not Bend" and so on. The USPS quite helpfully, decided that she must really have meant "BEND", so they did. And the ruler arrived in 3 pieces. Sigh...
So again, just quickly skimming the cutting instructions? Off I went.
Time for assembly. Again, to be honest? Did not take the time to pin. Just grabbed triangles and sewed. Didn't need to pin because the seams effortlessly nested together.
The entire process? Would have taken less than 5 minutes but I ran out of bobbin thread.
I guess what I'm saying is that the book is fantastic...the projects are great and the ruler is amazing. Kathy did a great job with her instructions--I barely paid attention and my block is darn close to perfect.
Kind of a weird testimonial, but there you go. If I could do it with little attention and even less time? It's a great thing.
So you know the drill. Leave a comment and I'll draw a name and Kathy will make sure you get to play as well.