Where has the time gone? I've been on a blogging sabbatical & and trying to ease my way back in.
My nephew and his bride just bought a darling house not too far from me. It has a ton of great features, is a place they can be in for a while, and was in almost move-in condition. Almost. It took several weekends, but the place now has freshly painted walls through out, and some new carpet in a few of the bedrooms. The main floor is painted in shades of gray (no comments, please), with crisp white woodwork. The kitchen has a very nice dining area, which they painted in the lightest shade of gray; the chair rail and wainscoting are a bright white. Their table has a light oak top, with white legs.
When I saw this line of of fabric, and a pattern using Julie Herman's Hex N More ruler, I knew what I had to do.
Here is Julie's ruler:
And here's what it can make!
I just love the braids. I need to play some more with that concept!
I follow a lovely blogger whose name is Mrs. Pickles. She decided to create a mini blog hop for the new year in order to share some great quilters tips. The first entry was all about HSTs, and had some valuable information. Today's entry, which you can find here was really useful.
The tip that I liked best was one that involved using Elmer's School Glue to create a perfect binding. The best part is a video that demonstrated the technique. Since I am a visual learner, this was just what I needed.