Friday, May 11, 2007

Not much of interest here . . . .

First of all I want to thank everyone for sending me birthday wishes. I appreciate each and every one of you for taking a few minutes of your valuable time to comment. It was a wonderful birthday in every way.

As for my "forgotten project" - it was so much fun reading all the suggestions. I'm not sure which idea was the most popular - I know there were quite a few of you who suggested a table runner. I was leaning toward that idea because I could leave the blocks sewn together rather than taking them apart - but then I got an offer I couldn't refuse. My friend Kathie's idea was very simple - "send them to me and I'll make a doll quilt for Sophie". That was by far my favorite idea - you can see why, I'm sure! - so they will be tucked in the next package I send her.

In the meantime I'm plugging along with my triangles - not the most interesting thing to blog about by any means, but the only thing I'm working on right now. Every day I press a bunch of them as I have time and then trim them to size. I've even been listening to baseball on the radio instead of watching so I can keep trimming. The box of triangle squares is getting fuller but the pile on the ironing board doesn't seem to shrink LOL! Common sense tells me it is, but I'll be much happier when I can see it with my own two eyes. At least half of these are trimming to 1 1/4" square, so I'm thinking a little doll quilt for Sophie is definitely in order. And when I say little I mean little blocks that will finish at 1 1/2" square! I've worked that small before and find it a lot of fun. As long as one keeps working with 1/4" seams they aren't too hard to hang onto to feed through the machine. I trim the seams to 1/8" after sewing to keep down the bulk. I many try a block or two this weekend - though I'm almost afraid to do that. I know myself - one leads to another and to another - just like eating your way through a bag of potato chips when you meant to have only two or three! I don't like to post without pictures, even when the pictures don't show much of anything interesting!

I have to be good and stick to my plans for the weekend, as I want to get the four Hotel Hope quilts quilted and mine bound. Then I can concentrate on the customer quilts I have, which now number 5. I keep telling myself that's a good thing - another payment for my machine and another step towards it being paid off.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and a very happy Mother's Day to all of you mothers. My DH will take me to breakfast and then Rebecca and Rick will come over in the afternoon. I hope all of you have as nice a day as I know I'm going to have.
1. Quilty friends everywhere
2. A new quilt magazine in my mailbox
3. Dinner out tonight
4. Fred's cold is finally starting to leave
5. A nice visit with two friends at guild


Nadine said...

Oh, Patti, I think I forgot to send my best wishes to you ! I'm sooo sorry, dear !
So, please accept my apologies + a BIG HUG + a HUGE smile !


Finn said...

Hi Patti, I'm in line right behind Nadine, didn't know it was your birthday, sorry. Here's my belated "happy birthday to you" wish with hopes for many more! You're just over the edge into the golden time of 60, come on, jump in, the water is fine..*VBS*
I love seeing the little trianges grow. Gives me encouragement, since I have many of them that could be stitched up also...LOL

Love the quilt with the bunnies in the post below! Hugs and birthday wishes, and a happy Mother's Day to you, Finn

Nancy said...

I forgot to leave birthday wished too! :-( Happy Belated Birthday!

And I think you're NUTS for working with such small HSTs! but it will be so cute when you finish. :-)

quiltpixie said...

Your triangles are coming along nicely. I have a bunch that'll finish at 1", so I hear you when you say that you see them piling up, but dont see the pile going down! hang in there they'll make a beautiful quilt :-)

KCQuilter said...

Oh, shoot! I missed your birthday!!! I've been out of town this week and am playing catch-up with blogs. So here's a belated happy, happy birthday!!! Here's to 60 more.

Judy said...

Wow I can't ell you the word that escaped my mouth when I blew up the ironing board pic, but wow what a stack. I wish I could come by and help. Too far though. You'll get them pressed! Have is just like the potato chips!

gwen said...

I wish you a Happy Belated Birthday and a Happy Mother Day.
I can´t wait to see what will become of the tiny HST. I like the small size as well and I have found out that when sewing so small pieces, using a treadle machine helps as it has a small hole plate which doesn´t eat the fabric. Take care.

MOLLY said...

It's nice to know that someone else saves those little triangle. A frugle woman is a good woman.

cher said...

I love all those colors-hurray for Kathie to take them on and do something so sweet with them. Glad to hear you are going to have such a nice weekend!

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I have a scrap bucket that I think I need to cut into triangles, great idea.