Part 2- Years Bound Together

Sunday Sampler

I’m pleased to present Part 2 of the ‘Years Bound Together‘ project completed by my eldest daughter and myself last Sunday.

We decided on a layout.

The Layout

sorry for being redundant.

Before the clipThis gives you a view of the way the blocks are sewn together.

  • You need 2 equal-sized blocks, 1 front and 1 back. Our back blocks are 100% cotton.
  • It’s important to place each block set with wrong sides together.
  • While sewing, the back sides will be facing right sides together.
  • You’ll have 4 layers of blocks.
  • This results in theĀ seam exposed to the front.
  • This seam is to be clipped carefully. Don’t clip past the stitch or you may have issues after washing.
  • If you do clip past the stitching, go back before washing and give it a little reinforcement with a zig zag stitch or two. No one will see this šŸ™‚finished rag quilt

 

We used some of the odd sizes for the top and bottom border. Some of these border pieces are from polo shirts that were details about past offices held. You could easily use any decorative or plain piece of a t-shirt that would give you a border. Be creative!

front back view rag quilt

Playing around with color editing really brings out the chevron design of the backing. ItĀ isĀ Shiny šŸ™‚ Ā Even after washing.

Quote that seems to go with this project: 
Memories are the architecture of our identity. (Author Unknown)

Hope your Father’s Day 2016 is filled with beautiful memories!

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Wake Up Little Susie Sheet/ Letter W

Way back when I first began my childcare career, one of the first things I learned to make for the children were homemade sheets. The ‘choosing of the sheet’ is like picking out your favorite toy when it comes to naptime. It has became a favorite weekly tradition and it has helped those who aren’t really too fond of lying down be more favorable towards the notion. I’m not immune to pulling all the stops. I’d rather win than be weary.

The timing of this A to Z Challenge worked out well as I have some sheets that are overly used and need replaced. Showing you a pictorial of how I make mine. The instructions are usable for any cot or mattress. You’ll just need to measure them first. Depth, Width and Length. My tutorial is basic and is just a guideline.Ā Ā Hope you’ll be inspired.

Cot Tutorial 1

Photo collage 1

 

Part 2 Cot Tutorial

Photo collage 2

Size small cot

Blankets slip and slide and can bunch up in children’s faces.

Large cot pic

Couldn’t resistĀ sharing a little Everly Brothers this A to Z Wednesday!

 

 

 

Crocheting Instructions

I follow The Crochet Crowd on Facebook. This morning I’m sharing how to crochet those ruffley scarves you see at the craft shows. It’s pretty darn easy and you’d be able to “make it yourself”!

Watch the video by clicking on the link under the pictureĀ and go grab your hook!

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSXcLvBQwK4&feature=player_embedded

Have a great weekend!!!