Sunday, November 27, 2011

Tips & Tricks ~ November 2011 (Really!!!)

I know, I am so super late with this block. I picked it out eons ago, and well, life got in the way. I think you’ll like it, and not just because I have finally gotten it sewn and posted for you. It’s a super easy and cute block!

What is it you ask? Wait no longer….it’s “Tennessee” found on Since I am sew sew late, the tips will be few affording you more time to get this month’s block before {yikes} the month is over!

What do you need?

Pull out your extra half square triangles (HST) pile and take out 6 that are 4-1/2” or larger. Trim to 4-1/2” square. Cut 3 each 4-1/2” squares of coordinating dark fabrics.

If you don’t have any or enough extra HST units, then just whip up what you need. See my post in my March post for directions using these fabrics:

Tips & Tricks November 2011

5” squares – 3 each in a light background fabric (can be scrappy or all the same)

5” squares – 3 each on a dark fabric (can be scrappy or all the same)

4-1/2” squares – 3 each of dark fabrics. Maybe use a charm pack, or spare parts left over after a project.

Tips & Tricks November 2011

Make up six HST and square up to 4-1/2”

Tips & Tricks November 2011

Layout as shown….

Tips & Tricks November 2011

Sew up into rows…. and then into your block – and you are done!

Tips & Tricks November 2011

Okay, so no tips or tricks this month, except one cool looking block. Hope that works for you {wink}.

Carrie Signature

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Today is the day we celebrate our thankfulness.

And I am in so many ways. Every day.

Love your families today in whatever form they take.



Appreciate the moments.

Thank YOU for tuning in.

Happy Happy Thanksgiving.


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

I’m late, I’m late, I’m late…

….and I missed an important date!

The Tips & Tricks quilt a long November block date, that is!

So, my new job is wonderful…and whoa, talk about full time. An 8 to 4 job outside my home, really cuts down on what I’m able to do in a day (or week for that matter!)

Not that I’m complainin’ because I know how very blessed I am to have found a job, a good job with great people when so many are still out of work.

And I have the best bloggie buddies that will wait for my November QAL block, right?

You’re the BEST!


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