Stephanie emailed me last week and asked if I wouldn't mind posting my December block early. We have all been sick and now on the mend :) So here is my questionaire first and then my block to follow.
Name, ect. :
I'm Jackie and I live in Oregon with my "other half" and 2 boys ages 8 and 11.
Hardest quilt ever made:
I haven't come across anything yet. I don't usually challenge myself though. I like to keep things semi-simple. Maybe the hardest thing is just finishing the quilts. I have a pile of tops waiting to be basted :)
Anything!! I like it all!! Except nuts. Especially walnuts--gross.
Last time I really laughed hard:
Well, we always laugh. The kids have a good sense of humor and are always saying/doing something funny. Latley, I've been in the humor catagory on Pintrest. If you are having a bad day--go there!! It will definatly make you laugh :)
I am a stay-at-home mom for right now taking care of everyone which also includes our dogs, a cat, 4 horses and the boys' newest addition--a ferret. Inbetween all of that I find time to sew and maybe even blog about it once in awhile. www.nwpatchwork.blogspot.com
When did I learn to sew/ 1st thing I made:
I started when I was in grade school. I taught myself on my mom's machine making Barbie doll clothes. I remember the 1st outfit was a tube top and matching skirt :) Then some sewing in 4H and then Home Ec in Junior High and High School.
Treat others the way you would like to be treated and if you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all.
So that is me in a nutshell. Now onto my block.
For one, 12.5" block you will need:
12 assorted 3.5" printed squares
2 6.5" white squares (Please use Kona white)
Choose 8 of the 3.5" squares and make 2 four-patch units like these:
Then take the remaining 3.5" squares and mark a diagonal line on the back.
Sew these to the white 6.5" squres in opposite corners , trim and press like this:
(upper left and bottom right corners)
Sew these units together like this:
And there is one 12.5" Arkansas Crossroads block. Please make 2 if possible and the scrappier the better. As in no duplicates. Kona white for the solid. Here are the 2 blocks that I made:
Thanks so much for making these for me!! Let me know if you have any questions. Happy sewing :)