Saturday, June 29, 2013

A Tiny Donation & Wheat Harvest is Soon!

 Here is a tiny quilt that I promised as a donation for a future premature baby out there.
I want to get it done before I see my sister so she can put it with the other quilts that will be donated.
The little red clips work great!

 The wheat is starting to turn and the fields look beautiful!

I just love the look of the bearded wheat!
Harvest should happen soon!
Dean will be getting the combine ready this week so when the moisture is just right in the wheat he will be ready.

We've had some rain this week, but thankfully no terrible storms.
Last year on June 29th, we had 80 mile per hour winds that cause a lot of storm damage
 in our area.

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Life is Busy & Thanks Dad!

Not much has been going on in my sewing room the last several weeks.
I've been painting along with my church family our new addition.
A lot of painting gets done when there are a dozen people with paint rollers!
I did get a chance to enjoy the flowers at my neighbors.

I also want to give my Dad a BIG Thank You!
Dad sacrificed to take care of me, my sisters, and brother while we were growing up.
He shows his love to us kids and grand-kids every chance he gets and he loves my Mom.
Dad is always there--Happy Father's Day!

Also Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad!
I just love the cute picture above :)

Happy Quilting & Happy Father's Day to all the great Dad's out there!

Kay Lynne

Saturday, June 1, 2013

True Cut Review and Rotary Cutter Safety

When we went to the International Quilt Show in Cincinnati, I bought a new ruler and rotary cutter.
I don't know about you, but there are days that my rotary cutting is not as accurate as I would like on cutting long strips.  I have seen the True Cut system before, but never tried it.

 I found that this cutter fits my hand perfectly and there is a place for my thumb to rest.
It's perfect for quilters that have joint pain and for beginner adult quilters.
This system has a little lip that the cutter follows--so your cutter does not wander off ever so slightly.  Even the most experienced quilters find themselves squaring up their fabric because of this problem.

Here is a close up my new ruler.  I like the open squares inside this ruler.  I see some future quilt marking possibilities with this ruler.
I also checked this ruler with all my other quilting rulers and the measurements all line up exactly!
I am happy that all my rotary cutting supplies will be cutting in harmony.


I still will be using my old rulers and cutters, but this is a great addition to my quilting tools.
If you have a wandering rotary cutter or hand pain problem, I would try before you buy at a quilt show and see if this system works for you :)
I will be watching for other neat quilting tool ideas from the True Cut Company.

I have a question for you to think about:
Do you wear shoes when you are using your rotary cutter?
This is just a gentle reminder that if you drop things accidentally like I do--
you don't want to be wasting time in an emergency room!
It hasn't happen to me, but I have heard of it happening!
When you live on the farm, we are always thinking about safety--even in quilting.
I slightly injured my hand on the farm several weeks ago and it is just fine, but I could have broken a bone because I wasn't thinking and didn't take Dean's warnings.
It is too long of story to explain and most of you won't ever be around an old fertilizer wagon, but you are around rotary cutters :)

I have some friends that have been visiting my backyard and I finally have a decent picture :)
 I am sending prayers to all of those that have been affected by tornadoes.
There is more possibility of rough weather today in the United States.

Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne