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sunnuntai 20. heinäkuuta 2014

CWD: Games, Music and Knitting

July 20, 1864. Isabella Buchanan Edmondson wrote in her diary:

Another happy and beautiful morning. Miss Lou gave me some Cotton to knit Eddie a pr of socks. I began them, but did not get much done, most of the time playing Bagammon, Chess, or having some Music, learned Miss L. two pieces, "Brightest Eyes Quick Step", "Rosebud Waltz", she was very apt, but I fear her swimming scholar will ever be a drag to the art. Our days are as happy as can be.
 - quote from Civil War Diary Quilt written by R. Youngs -

Despite the summer heat I have managed to keep my schedule with CWD quilt. The block #50 Games, Music and Knitting is already third block in July... and if I tell you a secret... it's my fifth in this month, which means that I have taken a couple of false start ;) I sewed the next two blocks - dated 22 of July - ahead of time. I know myself... that after working day I'm too lazy to sew anything in the evening... at least when it's hot summer day!


Have an enjoyable week!!!

perjantai 18. heinäkuuta 2014

On the Plus Side - Aurifil Designer 2014


Iloisia uutisia!!!!

Lapin tyttö on taas turvallisesti kotona pistäydyttyään - kuulemma -"kesämatkalla"...
sukulaisia tapaamassa?

Hmmm... uskoisinko tuon mysteeriseltä vaikuttaneen katoamisen syyksi?

Aurifil's July Designer is Camille Roskelley.
She is definitely one of my favorite quilt / fabric designer. Her newest fabric line Miss Kate is out soon!

Oh, I have to spare some money to have a whole fat quarter bundle of it!



 Camille designed a very nice block for Aurifil BOM called "On the Plus Side".

Voi Fenix, sinun pitää kyllä siirtyä! Eihän siitä blokista pilkota kuin reunat!

 Here's my version of Camille's On the Plus Side - block.

I'm so happy that Lapland's girl is back home to introduce Aurifil BOM to you, my friends!
And look how beautiful new lace hat she is wearing! It's designed and made by my dear quilty friend, Tiinatei. KIITOS - vielä kerran ;O)


HAPPY SUMMER WEEKEND!

sunnuntai 29. kesäkuuta 2014

CWD: Smallpox


June 29, 1863. Cora Owens Hume wrote in her diary: Dr. Chenoweth says that Ann has smallpox very bad. We all quit going to her room expect Aunt Lettie who nurses her. 
(quote from Civil War Diary Quilt written by R. Youngs)
I planned to sew nine CWD blocks in June... but I have been bitten by a lazy worm! Despite the worm bite I did sew them all... but I didn't sewed them in a journal entry order! 

That's why I haven't been busy blogger either!!!
Today I show you only the photos of my newest CWD blocks without diary entries... and cutting instructions. If you want to sew one or two of them, let me know and I'll post you some instructions.

57. Smallpox

65. Love Letter

83. Soldiers Ladies Aid Society

85. Pet Regiment

88. Soldier's Box

89. The Fate

Block 89. is a little bit different... more asymmetrical in Rosemary's book. I decided to change a pattern little;)

90. Furlough

There is still 17 grey blocks in this image... seven of them should be sewn in July!

Hopefully July is not a too hot month!!!! ;) 
... if it is... then my laziness might get worse...

HAVE a HAPPY WEEK!

perjantai 27. kesäkuuta 2014

Chain Links - Aurifil Designer 2014


Voihan neljäntuulen hattu!
Olen koko kesäkuun odottanut Lapin tyttöä palaavaksi kotiin... ja esittelemään tämän kuun Aurifil Designer blokkia!

Tyttöä ei vaan kuulu eikä näy!!!

Ja nyt kun hänelle olisi ollut kaksi uutta hattuakin - varmasti mieleisiäkin, koska muistuttavat paljon hänen omaa, kadoksissa olevaa hattua...

.... nimittäin .....


...ihana tilkku-blogi-ystäväni Tiinatei ahkeroi ja ompeli Lapin tytölleni KAKSI uutta hattua tämän kuun blokkiesittelyä varten.

Fenixkin tarkasti tarkasti hatut ja hyväksyi ne!
Kiitos Tiinatei!!!!




She designed a block, which represents her sisters
and is called "Chain Links"

Here's my version of "Chain Links"...

... and all the 2014 Aurifil Designer BOMs together.


PS. Laittakaahan sana ympäri Suomea kiertämään: kaipaamme Lapin tyttöä - kovasti!!!... haluamme hänen palaavan takaisin omaan lämpöisen turvalliseen kotiin!!!! Ja Satu lupaa, että hänen oma hattunsakin löytyy - PIAN!!!!

HAPPY WEEKEND!!!

sunnuntai 8. kesäkuuta 2014

CWD: Victuals

Viime viikolla se sitten iski... OIKEA ompelulaiskuus!
Lisäksi "helle" ja alkava flunssa nuuduttivat niin, että iltaompelu ei houkuttanut - lainkaan...

... so the planned sewing evening on last Thursday was only a distant dream!

I tried to catch my plans today...
but this flu disturbs and tires me all too much... I sewed only one CWD block today, even today it would have been a new CWD block...

And if you read this story till the end, you will learn an extra thing, which annoyed me more today!!! Krrr!!

Here is some instruction for the cutting:

 - from pink and grey  fabric, cut:
* two 7/8" x 5 1/2" rectangles (B)
* one 1 3/4" x 11" rectangles (E)
* one 1 1/8" x 11" rectangles (G)
* one 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" square. Cut it once half diagonally to make two triangles. (C)
* two 2" x 2" squares. Cut them once half diagonally to make four triangles. (D)

- from white fabric, cut:
* four 1 1/4" x 1 9/16" rectangles (A)
* two 3/4" x 11" rectangles (F)

 I started by sewing pink rectangles (B)... or precisely pink strips... around white A unit. A/B unit should be measure 2" x 1 7/8".

Then I attached pink/grey C and D triangles... 

 ... like this ;)
Look I still smiled, although my head was quite painful due the flu.

Today I used the Companion ruler (the angle 60 degree)...

... to trim the excess of fabric. And of course to make sure that my patches - or triangle units - are the right size... ;)
I was still happy to sew this interesting block ;)...
... vaikka käytettyjen nenäliinojen röykkiö ompelukoneen vieressä kasvoikin!

VOILA!!! I had all the corner units finished! ;)

Then I started to piece the center of the block.
I sewed the rectangles E/F/G - or strips - together this way...

... and again I cut the triangle units by using Companion ruler.
Olipa pimeä päivä! On lähes keskipäivä ja salamavalot räiskyy!

 Oh, I lost my sight... or visibility...

 ... but I'm ready to sew all the triangle units together ;)

Vielä hymyilyttää,
kun en tiennyt edessä odottavasta "katastrofista" mitään!!! Ehkä tilkku-inspehtoorillani oli siitä aavistus, kun tässä vaiheessa välttämättä halusi tulla kuvaan mukaan...

 And VOILA... la... la... laaaa...
WHAT!!!!! OMG!
I sewed the triangles in the wrong order!!!!! KRRRR!!!!
Apparently I really lost my sight!!!! KRRRR!

Well, now I'm all too tired to rip and re-sew it! Maybe I just figured my own block...

Nyt Satu pomppii tasajalkaa ja päätäkin alkoi särkeä tuplasti!!!!!

Maybe it's better that I won't promise you, when I'll introduce the next CWD block...
but there is still 7 blocks with the date in June.

June 5, 1862. Eldress Nancy Elly Moore wrote in her diary: About noon day, Colonel James with 200 Calvary, who are in search of John Morgan and his band of guerrillas, called to get lunch and to fill their canteens with cool water from our well. The family were just going to dinner when they rode up. So soon as they were done eating, the Brethren carried out the victuals that were cooked, and divided them around as well as they could. They soon discovered where the victuals came from and they flocked to the kitchen doors, they appeared very hungry for vegetables, they devour the raw lettuce with avidity and appeared to be very thankful for all they got. 
(a quote from the Rosemary Young's book Civil War Diary Quilt)

Happy next week my friends!!!

PS. Tiinatei: Tri-Rec-Tool viivain on todella hyödyllinen, jos haluaa ommella teräväkulmaisia sakaroita, kuten edellisessä CWD blokissani on. Tri-tool:n kulma on 53 astetta ja sen kanssa käytettävän Recs-tool:n kulma on 27 astetta. Sen käyttöä esitellään mm. täällä ja mm. ruotsalainen tilkkukauppa Lapp-Elisa myy niitä... täällä. Se on luotettava ja hyvä tilkkutyöbutiikki ;O)

sunnuntai 1. kesäkuuta 2014

CWD: Hand Grenade

14-year-old Cora Owens Hume wrote in her diary June 1, 1863

Mr. Kriger is reading the evening paper which says that the rebels had captured 300 more Negroes and that it is reported Hunter is relieved of his command. The rebels have a small shell called the handgranade, something like the size of egg I think and at last late fight of Vicksburg the Yankees try to climb up the bluff to the Fort and the rebels just rolled the large shells down the bluff on them and they burst in the midst of Grant's men and if they got up near the Fort by means of ladders they threw these little shells at them and they are like torpedoes, for when they strike anything they burst. (quote from the book: The Civil War Diary Quilt written by Rosemary Youngs)

Fenix slept peacefully in his chair, looking happy too... when I sewed today's 
CWD block #56 Hand Grenade.


As I last time told you I decided to use cm-ruler, when I cut the squares for the block. 
The squares are 4,5 cm x 4,5 cm. There is 4 red, 4 grey, 4 yellow and 1 white square.

And I also used Tri-Recs Tool... like this.

You'll need one grey 1 3/4" x 18" strip, two yellow 1 3/4" x 4" strips and two red 1 3/4" x 8" strips to have all triangles. When I cut yellow/red triangles with the RECS, I laid the strips with right sides together. That way I got easily the reversed triangles at the same time.



I started by sewing 9-patch unit. Soon I noticed that my seams are too narrow... and the 9-patch will be too big!



So I change the foot and continued to sew with Bernina's foot number 1. The finished 9-patch squares should be about 3 cm x 3 cm.

After that I changed the foot back to the "normal" quilting foot...



but now I noticed that 3-triangle units will be a little bit too big! Krrr!!!!






Well, I continued to sew and decided to trim them afterwards...

Today I pressed the seams like this ;)

After "hard" work the next CWD block is completed!!!

Omaan CWD -ompelupäiväkirjaani kirjoitin:
Olipa sirpaleinen taival! Erilaisia mittoja, viivaimia, paininjalkoja saumanvaroineen, matkan edetessä trimmailuja MUTU -tuntumalla... mutta selvisin siitä - vaivoin, nippa-nappa ;) Muutama ryppy matkasta jäi, mutta tämä kelpaa tänään!


Here's some blocks, which I have already sewn together...

... keskirivin blokit olen ommellut vanhalla, jo museoidulla Sport Berninalla ja tavallisella paininjalalla (= saumanvara leveämpi kuin 1/4"). Sen vuoksi ne kaikki ovat hieman pienempiä kuin muut! Onneksi tuo yhdistävä kaitale korjaa vähän tilannetta... HUH-huh!!! Millainenkohan tästä tulee valmiina???

I'm happy that you visited here, 
we'll see the next CWD block on 5th June
- hopefully -

torstai 29. toukokuuta 2014

CWD: Late Dispatches, Letters and Papers

Hiljaiseloa ompeluhuoneessa... kuten aina kesäisin...
... mutta kesäkuukausien Ciwil War Diary blokit yritän ommella - toivottavasti ajallaankin!


I made this CWD block by halfing squares in different sizes.

An easy block, although it seems much more complicated!

Maybe the next block on Sunday, 1st June, is not so easy one... 

... at least I'm gonna need Tri-recs tools! And 9 -patch squares need templates or cm -ruler...

So we'll see on Sunday!!!!