Friday, June 11, 2010

Time for something new....

LOL...Just for Angela, I'd thought I veer off into a new direction. I joked with her that maybe the DOC was right about having the extra energy during these first few days of the medicine dosage! (BTW--the poison ivy is getting better; not so itchy, but a good portion of my face is still quite discolored. I have been keeping some triple-antibiotic salve on to keep the scarring and discoloration to a minimum during the healing stage)

Okay---back to my veer----Oh golly! Not that I need yet anything NEW in my WIP list...but when I opened up by drawer of 2" strips....


...these BEAUTIFUL greens were screaming at me to do something with.


And then, I remembered that Bonnie's Jared Takes a Wife uses 2" strips to make 4-patches.....
...well.......what's a girl to do!?!?!??...
...it simply was meant to be!!!! After chain-piecing, pressing, and counting, I had EXACTLY 140 4-patches; just what the pattern calls for! It's a sign!!!!!
Update: I just reread Bonnie's pattern. It only calls for 120 4-patches (I was confusing the 40 with the 240 2-patch units). Yeah---that means I have 20 spare blocks to play with somewhere else!!!


During the mindless strip-piecing phase, Caitlyn came down with a surprise for me :0)
I'm so glad the girls are reaching a more independent phase and can find their own little tasks to do when I hit my quilting-obsessive-mode.


For the past two hours, I've been tidying up my OVERSTUFFED box of bonus triangle clippings....
....yeah, okay....there are still some left in the box, but stick a fork in me, cuz I'm done!!!!!! THAT's enough of that!!!!! Two hours of pressing! Ugh! I am really thinking of SKIPPING the trimming part until after I piece them together into either pinwheels or broken-dish units. The stack on the left are bonus tris from my Blue Star Struck blocks (yeah, still on the UFO pile!), and the stack on the right is from my Star Struck blockswap sets (I must not have taken any pics of them!!!).


It's just before 5:00. This day has kinda just shuffled by with one little quilting task after another. Time to start preparing something for dinner, and contemplate what to work on for tonight's Friday Night Sew In. It's not too late to sign up over at Crafty Vegas Mom!

UPDATE-UPDATE!Dee pointed out the obvious!!!! The Friday Night Sew In date is NEXT FRIDAY---the 18th. I guess I must be on summer-mode already and losing track of the days already! Oh well----I still plan to be sewing-----how 'bout you???

6 comments:

SandyQuilts said...

Oh Prednisone can be a friend and other things. It also can make you desire all kinds of food, any kind of food. LOL

Hope you're well soon.

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

You could jump in and make some double hour glass blocks with Patti and I....muhahahahaaaaa!

Dee said...

I looked at Crafty Vegas Mom but only saw a sew in for next Friday (June 18th). Are you sure there's one tonight? Although even if there isn't that doesn't mean you can't sew the night away. I sure wish I had half of your energy!

scraphappy said...

Adorable little four patch units. I have considered making that quilt myself. It is on my list for pondering when I finish off some of my WIP. I'm doing four patches as well. Step two on the June mystery is a gazillion four patches. I've just finished 7 strip sets and am off to sub cut them as soon as I can shoo the little ones off to bed. Happy minimarathoning.

scraphappy said...

I just looked at Dee's comment and double checked, she's right, the FNS IS next Friday. People need a whole weeks notice to quilt? I guess this is our own little sew in then.

Linda said...

I knew that the official "Friday Night Sew In " is the third Friday--But, I've been sewing with you tonight anyway! Any excuse to keep sewing.