Step 3 of On Ringo Lake is added many…many… more pink diamonds to my pile of finished units. I didn’t start sewing last week’s clue until Saturday…another case of slow and steady wins the race. Here are my posts from Step 1 and Step 2.
I made a template for these and taped it to my flying geese ruler, it’s a bit easier than using the template plastic by itself. Since I am using a single background fabric, I can’t afford to run out of it so I needed to use the most efficient way of piecing. The first template I cut one inch too long, but I only cut 3 diamonds before stitching them up to check my sizing, so it was easy enough to fix those three.
I thought I would show you my set-up. My Husqvarna has a very nice 1/4″ seam so I used it last weekend at the cottage, and for these pieces. When I first pulled it out, the weak non-LED light was not going to meet my needs, so I found this LED light strip which my husband had bought for the kitchen, but didn’t work, and gently bent it into place. Unfortunately I have broken the connector already, but fortunately since it came with 3 strips I had an extra, and it was easy to replace.
All the photos in this post were taken on my phone, which automatically uploads to flickr when I’m on wifi. As I went through my photos to make a calendar for the grandparents for Christmas, I realized that many more of my daily shots are being taken on my phone, and often I don’t even take my “big” DSLR on outings. And most of the photos look pretty darn good.
Are you ready for Christmas, or are you still doing last minute items? I was able to tidy the living room Saturday (which includes a play area for my daughter, which was most of the work), but I still have to bake some cookies and buy stocking stuffers, in-between finishing up mystery quilt units.
Linking up to Bonnie Hunter for mystery Monday linkup and Let’s Bee Social with Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts. Have a great week!