Precision Piecing 45-degree angles

For almost two years, I’ve been making blocks for do.good.stitches group. Ours is the Emerge group. This month’s block is called “Magic Eight Ball”. The tutorial is from Blossom Hearts Quilts. Amanda Todd is this month’s leader and she chose this block for us to make.


The block has multiple 45-degree pieces. To align the straight blocks with the “eight ball” block, you need to mark first. That means marking 1/4 inch from the edge of the “eight ball” and 1/4 inch from the white/teal block.


After marking, place a pin where the mark meets the seam. Then, pin across where you’re going to stitch.


Make sure you stitch over the line you just made.

I think this is going to be a cool quilt. Amanda will turn our blocks into a quilt for Youth Emergency Services organization.


Keep doing good,

The 100-Day Project

The 100-Day Project is an Instagram series. I’m participating this year. It’s a creative exercise. Many folks post sketches or paintings. I’ve seen quilt designers posting quilt   designs.

I thought it was a good idea, but I was anxious about committing to creativity every day for three months. Instead I committed to working on my works in progress.

I’m going to hand quilt my Collection quilt and finish a baby quilt.

My name on Instagram is @wandaslifesampler. My hashtag for the project is #100DaysofCreativeProcrastinating.

See you on Instagram,



Dressing for QuiltCon in Savannah

It’s got to be comfortable and stylish. For the flight down. (1) shoes I can remove and put on easily; (2) layers for change in temperatures (3) ease of movement.

I enlisted Stitch Fix to help me for the entire convention. They sent: a maxi dress, jeans, kimono, short-sleeved shirt and knit shirt.

The jeans were skinny and uncomfortable. The kimono was itchy (100% polyester) The short sleeved shirt had two fabrics together which I don’t like. The print on the maxi created a white stripe across my ass. I loved the colors of all the items but comfort is paramount. The knit shirt was a nice color of green and soft so I kept that.



That means I will have to shop in my closet.



short sleeve shirt

kimono like something


The dress, blue/white shirt and green sweater, plus the new green knit, are from previous Stitch Fixes. Add some t-shirts and accessories. Sweatpants. Done.

See you in Savannah,