Tuesday, July 22, 2014

JULY"S SQUARE...with missing corners.

Okay here it is. Super Easy!

The supply list and what the two little squares will look like...
You need to provide fabric A & B.
(see this post for color & style: http://12squared.blogspot.com/2014/07/coming-soon.html)

I will be sending the Kona white out today.

Sew the  1 1/2" x 6 1/2" strips to the sides of the Fabric A & B sides.
Press seams out.
*if the pre-cut strips seem a little short, don't worry about it. Later the corners are cut off.

Sew the 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" strips to the opposite sides of Fabric A & B.
Press seams out.
Next place the 3/1/4" squares, right side down at the corners.
Matching up.

Stitch diagonally across each 3 1/4" square.
corner to corner (needs to be accurate)
It might help to pencil a line from corner to corner to get a straight stitch.
(see left corner)
Next trim each seam down to 1/4".
(see right corner)
Finally press out all seams.
(see bottom corners)

This is what the final square will look like except there will be two.
You do not sew them together.
Also, don't trim the square, I will do that if needed.
Thank you wonderful lady friends!
Now off to mail some fabric!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Triangles for Becca!

Becca, I love the colors and the patterns of your fabric choices. 
I hope you like my additions to it!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Coming Soon

Hello Ladies! With a certain friend in from Germany (you know who you are) and a family vacation to AZ, I have not had time to post my tutorial. I will have it up hopefully in the next week. Until then, here is a sneak peak at the colors to start collecting, pick two: red, deeper yellows, navy ish blue & gray. Think masculine, non juvenile fabric. It will be for my son's bed.

We will be doing something like this. I will be sending you Kona white :) 

(picture from pinterest: http://amyscreativeside.com/2014/05/12/new-quilt-patterns/)

Friday, July 4, 2014

triangles for Becca

Here ya go, Becca!  I hope the colors are okay. My seam ripper got a good workout on these.  :)  I'll mail them Monday.


Thursday, June 26, 2014

question of the day

The question of the day is:
If you are participating in the polaroid swap, how many fussy cuts do you want to send to each person and therefore receive that many?
Please comment, telling the group how many you plan to send to each person so that each person knows how many to send you in return.
If anyone knows of an easier way to organize this, just holler!

emily (said she wouldn't mind sending 10 or more)
kristin (has opted out)

Since we are cutting and not sewing for each other, we can move up the deadline.  How about the first of September??

I have an envelope filled with more fussy cuts if there is one more person who wants to join in.  Just let us know if you want to jump in.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Hello, My name is Teriney, and I am a slacker.

Introducing March, April, May and June. This year has been busier than I expected. I really enjoyed working on each of these squares. I hope that they will please the receivers :) Despite their lateness...sorry ladies.



(Why didn't I take all the pictures on the floor? My iron cover has seen better days.)
I also included a few things that have kept me busy...
scraping popcorn ceilings in prep for new floor!
FYI: The few episodes I have seen of Dexter, I am convinced he has help draping all that plastic. What a chore.

I new blanket for my great nephew. Can't wait to hold the little cherub!

 More sewing for the Children's theater. This was a personal favorite.
Sleeping Beauty's Dress
I also spend some time on a birthday outfit for my Ruby and dance costumes for one of my daughters dance class...You're in luck no pictures :)
Here's to being more prompt!


Saturday, June 21, 2014

the stack which must be divided

I went a little crazy with the rotary cutter.  For most fabrics I have enough for everyone, for some I'll have to divide and conquer.  Everyone will get at least 25 each.  No need to send me back the number I send you.  I had the fabric so I thought I might as well keep cutting.  If you don't like a few that I send you (or more than a few) neither one of us will feel bad that you don't use them all. :)
P.S.  I'm noticing a lot of birds! 
One more thing:  Melissa- I don't have your address.  Could I have it please?

Saturday, June 14, 2014

polaroid swap idea

WHAT IF...instead of sewing blocks for each other we simply swap 2 1/2 inch by 2 1/2 inch fussy cuts?  Then we can put our fussy cuts in a regular envelope and do all the sewing ourselves at our leisure.  It would be so easy we could send each other a lot more fussy cuts which is what I'm wanting anyway.  Eight of us are signed up- super exciting!  If you have an opinion one way or the other, please share. :)  If you'd like to do it this way please indicate how many you'd like to swap.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Block for Cindi

So, here in Switzerland they don't celebrate Thanksgiving, and they really don't do Halloween, either.  So finding pumpkin colored fabric meant choosing between the 3 options my fabric store had.  The "light" isn't really light, but I think overall it works.  I hope. :)

It was really fun watching this block come together.  At first, I thought, hmm, this is going to look kind of strange.  But then when I laid out the three rows, I got all excited at how cute it turned out.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Okay I'm going to get this over with- posting blocks for others makes me nervous!  I hope you like it, Becca.  I wish I could get better photos so you could actually see the prints in more detail but you'll get to see them in person.  For example, the first yellow has gray in it but you can't tell from these pics.