Friday, August 10, 2012

Smaller and Bigger

Smaller: There's been a few turns taken and now I think I'll work on this side just so I can quilt something besides trees and rectangles with Xs in them.

I mark my quilting lines with a pencil crayon. It usually fades during the quilting process. I made a boo boo on one side border a couple of days ago and I knew I didn't have a really good eraser so I went to Staples to see what they had. I could have gone to my local art store which is just around the corner but I didn't think of it.

I did buy a Pentel product also but decided to try this one first. It comes in a two pack and it worked extremely well. Not much eraser residue either. I must remember to let my quilting buddies know. We have used a couple of different erasers and they did an OK job but this one got every mark out.

Bigger: I needed a break from quilting. It's dark here because it's raining and I needed a colour infusion so I sewed up a couple more blocks. The dark green is scraps left over from cutting up the border for the quilt above. The squares sat around for a while because I had the light green in my mind for the other squares but it wasn't handy at the time. I have some red to cut up and some dusty pink. I like making these because they don't take long to do at all and I get to pair up fabrics. I love using up small pieces too. The red block above has one square that's different because I ran out of the other fabric.

Have a great and safe weekend whatever you're doing.


  1. Thanks for the info on the erasers I will have to try that one.

  2. I love both quilts!!!! I really must try the bottom one, it looks like a great scrap buster. Your quilting looks great Dolores! But I'm curious as to what a pencil crayon is, I've never heard of that?

  3. I am sure that this work requires patience and a calm mind...I could not do it, too crazy, though I really really want to...someday- like learning to knit, or build a house out of toothpicks- I admire your talent.

  4. Your quilt is coming along nicely (interesting info about the eraser) and I love the little scrappy pieces.

  5. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog Dolores. I am in awe of quilters. I maybe(???) one day will get up the steam to try!!
    Love your quilts.

  6. Hello Dolores,

    Oh your quilting is coming along so nicely. Have fun with your scrappy quilt.

    happy days.


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