Random Stuff – IG, Pieces and Pentagon
Happy Friday! We’ve had a slow-moving storm settle over our area since Wednesday evening. It’s given us some snow, sleet and just a wee bit of freezing rain. No worries – just a bit annoying. We’ve been so spoiled this winter – we cannot complain about the weather. I’ve got just a few random things to share and thought one bundle post would work.
Random Stuff #1
Melva’s first block was released yesterday in her slow sew-along called Pieces From the Past. The Signature block seems like a very fitting beginning, don’t you think?! You will find all the details in the link I shared plus her cool finished block. Sue and I will have to put our heads together and come up with what our signature block should look like. After a deliberate search, I found some modern fabrics for this sew-along.
For this Kansas Star Sampler quilt, these fabrics might be just a bit bright but they will be toned down by white. We’ll have to see how this plays out over time and the release of the blocks.
Random Stuff #2
I made a few of this Pentagon Ball back in 2017 when we were
expecting anticipating Dominic’s arrival. This one pictured is made from fleece fabric scraps leftover from the backing of a baby quilt and it is nice and soft and fully machine washable. Addison loves this ball MUCH more than Dominic ever had, although now he wants to play with it because she likes it. Naturally.
I never shared an actual tutorial for this piece when I made it back in 2017, but I did share the template. It’s just a pentagon-shape that I drew in Word, and you need 12 of them to make the ball.
Some of this lovely teal Minky fabric is leftover from Addison’s birthday Olaf quilt. Don’t you think that might make a wonderful Pentagon Ball? I’m going to whip up one or two because we are anticipating a new baby mid-March.
Random Stuff #3
A few friends have mentioned that they are intimidated by Instagram in general and specifically posting multiple photos at one time but not in a collage format. New requirements for this year in the quarterly Finish-A-Long ask for your list to be shared via IG. Here are just a few photos to show the steps. These are taken on my iPhone but I suspect the steps are very similar on an Android.
Open your Instagram app and click on the + symbol. You will see your photo library – select the first photo. Next, you will click the little button that is circled in light blue in the photo above on the right. That symbol means multiple photos or multiple pages.
Select the next photos you’d like to include and they will be numbered in the order they will appear. When you tap Next, you’ll see your photos in order – you can still change your mind and add more with the +. That last Next will take you to screen where you get to type the message.
Type your message here and add any hashtags, like the one for the first quarter FAL which is #2020falq1list. As you finish items you will tag your photos with #2020falq1finish. I usually add our blog hashtag to photos I share and activate the Facebook button. I hope these help you and if you have any questions please just ask away!
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