I've got some news to share, so I thought I'd stop in today and say hello!
I don't know about you, but learning something new always perks me up a bit and puts some extra spring in my quilting step!
If you find the same thing is true for you, you might want to sneak in some time to check out the newest pattern and quilt along from my favorite place, The Fat Quarter Shop.
Let me introduce you to Grandmother's Favorite Quilt!
When The Fat Quarter Shop asked me to make a Grandmother's Favorite Block and spread the word about the low cost pattern available on their blog, The Jolly Jabber, I jumped at the chance!
I saw that this block involved the opportunity to use Triangles On A Roll, a product by It's Sew Emma.
I've never used these to help me make half-square triangles and I was eager to give them a try.
Like I said, I'm always ready to learn a new quilty method!
I'm pleased to report that they worked outstandingly well!
Is that a real phrase, "outstandingly well"?
Maybe not, but that won't stop me from using it here!
I'll definitely be getting more Triangles On A Roll to use in future projects.
By simply layering my fabrics, sewing on the dotted lines and then doing a bit of trimming, I ended up with no fuss, no stress, perfect corners on my half-square triangles.
That always makes me happy!
Definitely a new addition to my sewing knowledge!
This new pattern in the Classic and Vintage series by The Fat Quarter Shop also taught me a 'new to me' way to make flying geese.
You can make four at a time.
It boggles the mind!
What a cool method!
I really enjoyed making them and that says a lot coming from me because, I'll be honest, generally I'm not a fan of making flying geese, but let's just keep that between you and me, okay?
Using this 'four at a time' method might just change my outlook on piecing flying geese.
So, if you've got some time I highly recommend going over to The Fat Quarter Shop's blog, The Jolly Jabber and checking out Grandmother's Favorite Quilt, the latest pattern in the Classic and Vintage pattern series.
I know I'll be going back over there later today, because as I was doing the links for this post, I saw a few quilts there that caught me eye.