Thursday, June 24, 2010

{{giggle}} -- A couple of detours

Ummmm........I need to stay away from the computer in the wee hours of the morning.....

WAY TOO MUCH INSPIRITATION OUT THERE!!!! This time---it's Moda Bake Shop's fault......the culprit: Avignon Picnic. It seemed the PERFECT pattern to tackle the growing 2.5" strip bin!!!!!
{{chuckle}}--"inspiritation?....LOL....ummm...okay, I guess I'm good at making up words too!

So.....let A Scrappy Picnic commence!

{{Oh, and check out that print out! I was playing with the printer-setting-window today. Why hadn't I thought of this before???? I have an option "pages on each page"....This was a 4-page PDF pattern, so I selected "4". V'iola! All 4 print on ONE page---small print, but my eyes are still young enough. Besides, I really only needed the pictures. Just thought I'd share...}}
I've never really kept track of how long it takes to make certain quilts....so this will be the first I document as I create it.

sorted.....into 7 colorways (greens, reds/oranges, pinks/purples, blues, browns/blacks, yellows, lights), but I'm only going to use the greens, red/oranges, blues & browns/blacks. The others will await some other special project in the future :0)

I contemplated using my scrappy lights, but ended up deciding on a nice, bleached white, CONSISTENT muslin. White goes with everything, right? ;0)

And rather than strip-piecing all of the scraps, I actually cut most of the bricks ahead of time. I had a feeling too much of the scraps and white would need to be tossed into the "crumb" box because of all the odds-n-end sizes. This actually worked out MUCH better for the little bit of extra time it took...

Blues done :0)

and as I started tackling the green strips....I hear this "rumbly-rumble"......

huh...wha...?...where is that noise coming from? It's not raining out, is it????

{{{happy squeel}}}
I KNOW THAT TRUCK!!!! Last night, at some point, I had asked Him what his plans were for today because his construction jobs have had Him here-there-n-everywhere lately. His response: "well, if the wood gets delivered, I'll work on the downstairs bedroom." {{HA! bedroom? Okay honey, I'll let you keep calling it that, but the girls are JUST gonna have to learn how to share the two bedrooms upstairs!}} That silly DH ordered all the wood supplies yesterday to be delivered today! Have I told you lately how much I love Him??? ;0)

So, I quickly finished up the greens and then started tidying up to make room for DH's equipment and work area....

....I need to tidy up more often!!!!!! LOOOOOOK at what I found in a cute lil' Christmas box....
I had completely forgotten about this lil' gift from Hythe, one of my Beginning Quilting students from last year. Sometimes I really do wonder about "fate" and all that......I was JUST thinking I needed some more "tan/cream" colored thread!

So, that got me inspired for a brief time (15 minutes) to tackle this bag of Christmas fabrics...
They may find themselves in another Moda Bake Shop pattern that I was admiring this AM too.....(Fruitcake Under My Tree) -- just posted today.

DH and I had good timing....as I was finishing up the pressing and folding of the Christmas Fabric, the truck was just leaving...


So, A Scrappy Picnic will need to be set aside for a little bit.
Time invested: 2 hours.

We needed to run a quick errand (take his truck into the shop----why are vehicles such a pain sometimes????), return some movies to the Library, pick up a window for a client, .... and now.....I wait. DH wanted to run to the client's house to quickly install the window; and he took the girls with him. So....I figured a quick update was a perfect way to utilize this hour until he returns. Then....a little lunch, and then.......WALLLLLS!!!!!!

I'm sure you can expect pics tonight.....

4 comments:

scraphappy said...

Look at all that wood! It is going to be so great to have a finished room! Imagine how much more pleasant it will be to while away the hours within real walls! You really must have the best husband there is (other than mine of course).
I won't even roll my eyes at another new start. You are probably going to finish it up long before any of my current projects. Happy day, happy day.

Jackie said...

You are like the energizer bunny! You get so much done!

It looks like you're getting your walls really soon. Congrats.

lissa said...

He creates with wood. You create with fabric. Perfect!

-modalissa

Andee said...

Did you ever make Fruitcake under my tree? LOL that is the one I made for my daughter and myself this past year! Great minds think alike!