Thursday, July 31, 2014

Miniature Pineapple Blocks

I got the pineapple mini out again and took another stab at the method. Originally I thought this would make a great little leader-and-ender project and I'm trying to figure it out without buying the pineapple ruler. But so far the technique has eluded me.

Round two.
Round three.
Round four, etc.

The one on the far right looks pretty good, but the red and green are triangles and I want trapezoids.

Here is all my trial and error, LOTS of trial and error. Night after night, long hours in the sewing room. I'd think I had it figured out, and then the next cut would be wrong. Sometimes I wondered why I was knocking myself out so much.

But it's true... I like a challenge. Challenging quilt patterns are more rewarding than the easy ones.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Home Improvement

As first-time home owners we are enjoying the freedom to make changes to the house; little by little making it our own.

The living room has had track lighting installed. This means we can remove the two pole lamps at either end of the couch, which opens up the space. And we added a dimmer switch. Nice!

Patching the electrical into the existing ceiling fan.
Installing the lamps.

Not much later, we added cabinet handles to all the drawers and cabinets throughout the house; 52, all together.

It's so much nicer than trying to open the cabinet or drawer from the edge, especially with wet hands!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Autumn Stripe Finished

The weather might be 90+ outside but I finished my Autumn striped pullover. When it turns cold, I'll be ready.