Saturday, October 21, 2017

Quilt Shot Block #100~ Tic Tac Toe Game

17 inches
Tic Tac Toe Game

I cannot name this block "Tic Tac Toe" due to the fact there is a vintage block already by that name.
This is for playing Tic Tac Toe
This block was made serendipity style.
2 inch strips were cut for the 9 block and black strips.
3½ inch strips were cut for the rest of the block.
As pieces were produced, the block grew as I added on.
There was no beginning planning drawn out in my grid notebook.

 All of the pieces were cut from scraps.
This means there were different numbers, lengths and colors of strips,
but all cut 3½ inches wide.
I didn't measure for length, I just cut till I "felt" I had enough.
Like a cook throwing together a stew without a recipe.
 Strips were sewn together at right angles like you do binding sometimes.
When the strip's seams were trimmed, triangles resulted which were then sewn together to make squares.

 There just happened to be 9 half square triangles. 
Paying attention to the black strip length,
I trimmed the HST to 2½ inch squares and sewed a very small quarter inch seam
& added red 2½" corner blocks.
To make the block comparable to the rest of the blocks going into this quilt,
I added another row of 3½ inch strips.
Game pieces shown in this past Tuesday's post will be used to play this simple game.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Valley Pike/Bouldin

 Valley Pike / Bouldin
Location: Germantown, KY
Today's shots by Mr. G

Lat. / Long.: N 38.674316   W 83.872156
Built in: 1864
Truss Type: Kingpost

Other related posts:

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Coville 

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Johnson Creek

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thoughtful Thinking Thursday #111 ~ Mailbox Companion

 What is your mailbox's companion?
Is it flowers, a sign, nothing.
(a drive by camera shot.)
Or, a representative of the cash crop you raise?
#Tobacco in Kentucky
"THINK about it."

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Game Pieces

          With the Checkers quilt block posted this past Saturday, there had to be some game pieces to play the game.  Making cloth game pieces provides light weight pieces easy to store with the quilt block.


Tuesday Tutorial Teaser


Update: In response to MGM's question in the comments below, 
this attachment was purchased separately. 
 It did not come with any of my machines.

 You may find this post at several Linky Parties. Please check them out for some great ideas.

Thanks to 

GIMP for cropping & other digital effects

PicMonkey creating collages used on this page

 Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo

Monday, October 16, 2017

Memory Mon 68~ One Room Schools

 close to Millersburg, KY, USA
When I was born, folks were still attending one room schools in my neighborhood of Kentucky.
Every single one room school I've seen sitting out in rural fields are all built exactly alike.
By the time I started school, they had all been closed in our county and maybe the state by about 2 years.
The opening of a new elementary school in my neighborhood, closed several one room schools.
Like education usually does, philosophy came full circle in the late 90s & early 2000 in Kentucky,
with the Kentucky Education Reform Act (KERA)
by putting at least 3 grades together in one classroom.
Although, by that time, I'd already taught 2 grades in one classroom for many years.
Now that's a whole new set of memories.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Quilt Shot Block #99~ Checkers

14 ½ x 14 ½ inches
 2 inch strips

 For an 8x8, 8 strips were used.
 8 strips were cut 2 inches wide across.

 It was important to me that intersections matched.
Nesting intersections didn't always work.
Pinning was more accurate for me.

 12 x 12"
This block will actually be used as a board game for checkers.
So a 3 inch boarder border was added.

Related Post:

Quilt Shot Block #20~ 64 Patch


Friday, October 13, 2017

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Johnson Creek

 Johnson Creek Covered Bridge
Blue Lick Springs, KY

Lat. / Long.: N 38.481927   W 83.978258
Built in: 1882
Truss Type: Smith

This was our second bridge to visit on Sunday, October 1, 2017.
See map below for our route.
 We've driven close by this bridge many times
as we traveled the 400 Mile Yard Sale on highway 68 yard in June for several years.

 On this day we happened upon a potluck dinner and 
celebration of 150 years of history in Robertson County.

 They graciously invited us to stay and eat, but we moved on to see more bridges before sun down.

Related posts

Fun or Funny Fri Foto ~ Kentucky Covered Bridges- Coville

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