Out and About

September 18, 2014 

I taught on two cruises this year. The ship's cruise director concluded every shipboard announcement by exhorting passengers to go "Out and About!" So out on deck I went to swim and marvel at the Panama Canal and eventually bask in Glacier Bay
When I teach a workshop, on land or sea, I'm always envious of the quilters. I watch them enjoy their fabric and sigh to myself, Oh! Anita Sue, I want to sew!  So sew I did late this summer and magic happened. The weather was mild, my iron was hot and I was on a roll. The short version is I have new techniques to unveil, blocks with Half-square Triangles and Flying Geese units made Simpler. After seeing online images of quilters' triangle waste and block trimmings I was inspired to explore a different approach.

As a result, a pattern will debut in the Nov/Dec '14 issue of Quiltmaker magazine. Yes! If it weren't for the careful magazine staff, this pattern would remain unedited, untested and unknown.

If you're curious as to what will keep me from sewing in the coming months - have a look at my just published newsletter (lots of pictures) and sign up for future issues.

Make it Simpler,
T for Texas Made Simpler
 Two squares of  fabric and continuous seams = Two No-Waste blocks