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Photo Challenge: Number

3.5″ Square. Photo: TLClark, 2/14/2020.

A few numbers in the life of a quilter.

Measure twice; cut once. And hold the ruler firmly before making that cut! (Couldn’t take a picture with one hand AND hold the ruler AND use the rotary cutter.)

Posted in response to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Number by Dutch Goes the Photo!

Somehow I never got around to posting for the prior photo challenge, but I took some pictures!! So here’s just a bit of the action required for creating a quilt block using the pink square shown above.

SEW: Sewing machine needle at rest and and then in action. Note that the horizontal screw on the right holds the needle in place so it has go up and down and up and down with the needle.

PRESS: First with fingers, then with iron.

Finger Pressing. Photo: TLClark, 2/14/2020.
Press (do not iron). Photo: TLCLark, 2/14/2020.

CUT: Stack two strip sets, cut into 2″ widths.

Sew some more. Press. Repeat as necessary.

Chain Piecing Four-patches. Photo: TLClark, 2/14/2020.

Finished block! One of more than 100 I’ve made for the 2020 Stash Buster Challenge.

2020 Stash Buster Block. Photo: TLClark, 2/14/2020.

Putting the Pieces Together

Stringing a few words together to make a sentence,
A few sentences to write a paragraph,
And a paragraph or two to create a post
Seems tough going for me this week.

But piecing fabric into quilt blocks has happened!

2020 Stash Buster Challenge – Sunshine & Shadows layout plus fabric yet to be cut and sewn.

The 2020 Stash Buster Challenge has been a bit addictive. Whether it is yardage purchased for a project that never got made or pieces that just had to be taken home, most quilters have fabric stowed away. The goal of the challenge is to turn some of that stash into a quilt. (Find more information and the pattern here.)

The little four-patches just make me smile.

3.5″ unfinished Four-Patch

The larger four-patches are made with two small four-patches and two 3.5″ squares.
The blocks can be put together at least nine different ways to make interesting patterns.

First blocks for the 2020 Stash Buster Challenge – Strong Streaks layout.

In other piecing news, we finally finished this jigsaw puzzle! It has lots of irregularly shaped pieces that made the trees with snow fairly difficult. So difficult, in fact, we talked about putting it back in the box without finishing it.

Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing,
may the pieces fall together easily today.