Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Quarter Circles: Day One

I attended the first and second session of local adult education class.  The second class brought the sewing machine and my box of Accuquilt cut quarter circles that I cut a while back.  I had I think five shades of blue and four shades of yellow.  With this template you have to cut both pieces at the same time, so that would result in a boring quilt I think....

I'm hoping the teacher will have the Accuquilt cutter in class with the template again so I can add some other colors or designs to the mix.  In the mean time I just grabbed two and sew them together.

I had to remember that you put the larger piece on the bottom.  I found that pinning at the beginning, middle and end helped a lot.

I pinned ahead about three blocks then sewed.

I tried to organize them once I got home, but wasn't really successful.  I have a ton of these pieces left to sew so can get organized for the next sewing session.  I'm think it would be fun to somehow have it organized so the darker outsides go up at a diagonal, and then then the darker insides go down in a different direction.

This is when it would be good to get the design wall out again!

 I also attended the first of three classes on using digital camera last week.  It covers a different slant than I thought it would, more looking at the different options on cameras then how to set things up for different kinds of photos.  I'm undecided on whether I will continue attending.  My battery is dead and needs replacing - guess if I can get one I will continue.

I'm up to date in my quickbooks work, now finally getting little things done so I can continue with the scanning and shredding and giving things away.  Right now our son and future DIL have decided to not make time to do anything with us, including even touching bases on everyday things. All this talk about joining families and friends isn't happening.  : (

The temperatures are really hot. I have to stay in one room all day with a fan turned on just to survive!  Glad I'm feeling well and getting things done and marked off the list!


  1. Don't laugh at me, but I find it easier to sew these the other way around, with the quarter circle on the bottom and the outside-of-the-circle piece on top.I don't pin, just make sure the two pieces are aligned at the beginning edge and trust that it will line up when I get to the other edge. One of the great thing about using pieces cut from a die is that they are sized perfectly and if I suspend disbelief and just put them together, they almost always turn out just fine. You can see a bunch I made that way last summer in this post.

    1. Thanks for coming by Sophie. It's amazing to me all the different places you have lived! Lucky you!

      When I was sewing a few times I sewed with the larger piece on top, like you, and it worked okay. It felt better to have it the other way around to me. I spent a lot of time figuring out my tension and things so didn't want any more things to go wrong once I did get to sewing! I usually don't pin but in the class it seemed the right thing to do.

      Always enjoy your posts - thank you again for coming by!


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