Instagram for the backwords

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Ok let’s start out with a little background.  I am a Capricorn and year of the Tiger.  So that puts me in a very unique place. I don’t like change and dig my claws in when faced with it. It took me forever to start an Etsy store. Which I ran ok and then gave up on the venture when all my work was being favorited but I saw no sales, except for fabric. Then I finally decided to start a blog, but I have read that blogs are dead. So I decided to try Instagram.

It seems promising so far. I can see work from Japan that inspires me. I can showcase my work and I might actually go somewhere. Of course I am backwords so it might just be the moment. And then I’ll be on to the next old veture.

By the way I tryed Instagram back when it first released but didn’t take a lot of pictures back then. I am not all that into social media. I guess that’s the introvert in me.

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Drunkard’s Path with Marti Mitchell Template

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Let me start out by saying this isn’t the Best template for my needs. What I can gleam from the internet is that this template was created before pre-cuts where invented. And so this template takes to much calculation and thought. So the easy button was broken.

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I had to figure out how to cut it from 5″ squares. You were supposed to cut the inner circle from strips and the Outer piece from a square in the size chosen. What, what, what? I wanted to use scraps. I should have called it a day right there and then.

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But after some trial and ERROR. I thought I figured it out. I used a 5″ square.  I first cut the inner, then I cut the remainder square to a 4″. Easy right? Well it seemed like ai hade it down until I sewed the pieced together and ended up being short by about a 1/8″.

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I squared the up and thought I was good to go but in the end my lines were off.

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I did get to try a pattern I have wanted to try for a while. And as a side note, I was reading a blog post the other day and her Drunkard’s Path was off just as much as mine. And she pinned and everything.

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Now the big plus was the pattern layouts inside. They were worth the entire purchase…

Until next time, Live long and prosper.

Thrift store shopping and some remnants from Joanns

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If you are like me you shop everywhere. My local thrift/secondhand shops can be a great resource for fabric. I never know what I’ll find. Sometimes it is next to nothing and other times it’s like winning the lottery.  Today was a lottery day. At the first store I found a piece of Thirties repo fabric for $.95. That in my book is an automatic win. But ad to that  2yds of double wide quilt back for $2.95 and a nice Xmas fabric for $.95. Win win win.

Of couse as a compulsive shopaholic I can’t just call it a day and move on. I have to drive to my other favorite thrift store. And there they have a truckload.

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On my first pass I found a western, southwest, African, 2 Northwoods (one by Debbie Mumm, 2 keepsakes. But of course it was my lucky day because I wondered the store and on my second pass a girl was stocking more fabric. And I got (grabbed greedily) 2 yd of a Cat in the hat fabric from Springs Creative. Up to this point I never knew the had that license at one time let alone printed fabric. WIN WIN WIN.

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I had also acquired some remnants from my local Joanns and to auctions from Ebay had arrived. One being a Skull Print from Alexander Henry I have been looking for and a pattern/template from Marti Michell. I will post later on the template and if it works well for Drunkard’s path. Anyone have any ideas on how I should use these fabrics?