Monday, June 13, 2016
This is the second pattern block (Task #4) that I completed for the on line class that Kathy Shaw is conducting. It looks wonky here but it really isn't.
It is 1/4 inch smaller than it is supposed to be, I looked to see what I did to make it wrong. This is a great learning experience for me. I suspect that most of the issue with this block was caused when I "pressed the seams on the three stip piece that was cut into small pieces. I "ironed" rather than "pressed" the seams.
I gave the first mug rug I made to my sister-in-law Marcella.
I made two of these mug rugs for my other sister-in-law Sharon. See the cats? You might think she loves cats. Well, I guess she probably DOES. Sharon and her husband live in our neighborhood, as most of the DeLater's do. For years Sharon has fed feral cats. She also takes them to the vet to have them neutered. She has taken two into her home to be inside cats, though I have never seen them. NO ONE has, except Glenn and Sharon. Those cats hide as soon as someone comes to the door. Sharon always has cute cat stories to tell us. I know she is going to love these mug rugs.
So far, I am loving learning how pieces to create blocks are created. My slow start on new Tasks is cutting procrastination. Not that I am scared to cut, I do need quiet time to do it which can be hard to come by in my house!!