Sunday, July 30, 2006

Finally done!

Would you believe it? It took me all day today to cut those large squares into usable small pieces and file them away. Here I thought I could finish by noon! Can't believe it took so long. But it's done - and what a good feeling! Now my uncut scraps are reduced to only 3-4 boxes and totes. I must have enough cut strips, squares, bricks and triangle squares for at least 20 full size quilts if not more!

I thought I posted that I was taking up the fabric challenge - but I guess I just put it in a comment on Vicki's blog. I just bought everything I've planned on buying for some time. I'll even be good at the Seattle quilt show - at least that's my plan. Cutting and sorting and washing and pressing and generally playing with my fabric is a sobering experience - it makes me realize over and over just how much I have and how I don't need anything else. At least not now. Maybe backgrounds and borders eventually - but certainly not for awhile.

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Gratitudes:

1. An empty scrap tote
2. Books on CD
3. My Mariners won their third series in a row
4. Kids got back from their Mt. Rainier trip safely
5. Payday tomorrow!

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8 comments:

quiltpixie said...

looking forward to seeing a few scrap quits in the weeks to come :-)

Darlene said...

You have been busy! Way to go!

Screen Door said...

We ALLL love pay day!!! But don't you love having a reason not to hate work on Mondays. Plus you can kick back with a cup of coffee and think how productive you were this weekend...Good Going!!!

Melanie

Carol said...

Sounds wonderful! What motivation...but where do we begin? Would you share the sizes that you cut your scraps into?

Quilts And Pieces said...

Wow you were busy! What a good feeling it must be now that it is done!

Cynthia said...

Well Done. Look forward to seeing some quilts made with all cut up pieces.

Judy said...

When I started cutting for my latest quilt I was amazed that I cut for hours and still was only half way there. It takes much longer than we realize!

Mary said...

When's the Seattle quilt show? I'll be visiting there later this month.