Saturday, January 21, 2012

Scrappy Red!

Today I finished sewing 49 red blocks together.  They mostly look like this:
There is, of course, quite a bit of variation in the prints--scrappy quilt after all.  The pattern I'm using said to press the seams open.  I don't know if I've ever seen a quilt pattern that said that!  Do you know how tiny a 1/4 inch seam is to press open?!  Then I remembered!  Scott and Bri gave me this nifty mini-iron, if only I could find it!  After an hour of hunting in every box imaginable I found it in a crock on top of the file cabinet!  It looks like this:
And is indeed very nifty for tiny little hems!  It even gets really hot!

Quinn and I went back to the park today for the first time in a while.  I dropped her leash inside the first ball field and she ran in circles around me through the outfield of that field, then through the next and then through the last when we turned around and ran through them the other way! Well she ran I strolled.  She is a tired little girl!

Made from scratch Chicken Pot pie, very yummy even if it's a messy thing.

Going to try and link up to SoScrappy with these red blocks, wish me luck!

7 comments:

Bri said...

Love the squares! One day I'll get up the courage to break out your sewing machine and use it... :)

a good yarn said...

Well done - 49 squares! Those seams are incredibly fiddly but your mini iron is just the tool for the job. Funny Quinn - all that puppy energy. Love Chicken Pot Pie. I usually make a crock pot full of filling and freeze it up in pie-size amounts. ann :-)

Cathy Tomm said...

Great little red blocks. A good start to a quilt.

scraphappy said...

Cute red blocks. I usually press the seams open on the backs of my quilts and end up burning my fingers in the process. I hadn't thought to try the little iron, it would be perfect for that. New ideas are are one of the best parts of blogging.

Susan said...

I was contemplating that the other day - burn my fingers or iron to one side, so I just ironed to one side. I've burned enough fingers on star centers! The little iron looks cute, though, and with 49 blocks, it earned it's keep. Your dog sounds so funny!

vtquilter said...

Great red blocks. That will be a really pretty quilt when you are done. Love chicken pot pie... I actually have that on the list this week with some leftover turkey from Christmas!

Scrappy quilter said...

I really like those blocks. Great job on getting 49 squares done.