Saturday, July 8, 2006
I was really looking forward to sleeping in this morning - two days back at work were more than enough to tire me. The main reason - I think - was because I kept thinking how much I'd rather be at home sewing! Anyway, I woke up at my regular get-up time of 5:00, and couldn't go back to sleep due to a sinus headache from allergies. I gave up about 5:30 and got up to sew.
I have a customer quilt that I MUST get to today! But I have a couple goals of my own first. I want to finish stitching up the new Broken Dishes blocks. Did the math yesterday and discovered I used 1620 triangles on this new bunch of blocks! That's 202 + blocks! Once I stitch them I must put them aside, however, until I finish the customer quilt. I can't wait to get it up on the wall to play with again. I've been going through various options in my head, but I'm much better working with the real fabrics.
I also stitched together the new blocks for It's a Wonderful Life and attached them to the rest of the quilt top. I've not reported on that one for awhile, but I'm making good progress. I appliquéd all but two of the blocks while we were camping, and one of the remaining blocks - the flag - while I watched the Mariners lose last night to Detroit. All I have left is a flower block that goes in the upper left corner, plus appliquéd borders. The June mailing contained the Spring and Summer borders, which go down the left side and across the top. I need to make templates for them, choose fabrics from my stash and prep the appliqué. That also must wait until the customer quilt is finished. The August mailing will contain the pattern and directions for the bottom right border -which goes under the stars - and the bottom border. It is the fall and winter border. I just love how this quilt is looking - but I had no idea it would be this big! Sure, the original drawing has the dimensions on it but I didn't think about it. I had to take the ironing board out of the sewing room in order to display the entire quilt on my design board so I could take a picture. This will be great on our bed one of these days!
1. See through plastic boxes
2. Rotary cutters, rulers and mats
3. Tiny ultra light weight spring action thread nippers
4. My design wall
Posted by Patti at 7:53 AM