Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Frantically Frolicking!

I missed Design Wall Monday yesterday (which I never miss!) but truthfully nothing is on my design wall right now. It's just such a busy time, and I really should not be sewing anything that is not essential for Christmas giving, but of course I am!
My sister came over for a quick lesson on the specialty rulers to make the step #4 Frolic blocks. 
We experimented with different rulers, and we both decided to use a different technique. I'm using Bonnie's Essential Triangle Tool, and my sister is using the EZ angle ruler for the HSTs, and the large square technique for the QSTs. All of this mumbo jumbo only makes sense if you are following the mystery.

Here are our blocks after the ruler experiments - my sister's aquas on the right, and my 11 sets of blocks on the left. My colours look so dull beside hers!
This is where we are ... nowhere near being finished this step...
or Christmas gifts! 
Oh well, that's okay, everything that needs to get done, always gets done!


The Joyful Quilter said...

You may have missed your Monday post, but you were on an important mission. Helping your sister!!! What a wonderful gift for her.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

Merry Christmas to you Kathy!

Louise said...

Both quilts will be lovely! I hope your holidays slow down a touch and bring you calm, peace and love :)

diamondc said...

Kathy: It is always good to get together with siblings.
I have my special ruler that I love to use for all stitching and marking.
Merry Christmas


Shasta Matova said...

How wonderful that you get to enjoy your frolic with your sister. Both of these HSTs look like they will make good quilts. I should experiment with different ways to make HSTs. I am still on the fence on whether to join the mystery. I have been collecting the clues while I try to finish up some holiday stitching. Merry Christmas.

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Great to have a sister so close and one who quilts! Both are loooking good!
Merry Christmas. Hugs