Friday, December 30, 2011

Guess who's all caught up??? ;0)

Pictured: Steps 1-7

As the picture shows, it was a full day in front of the machine, cutting table and ironing board. Can you say....'ahhhhhhhhh' ?? :)

Attaching the 'wing' triangle units to the green strings was first on the to-do list. I grabbed, I stacked, I pieced .....and when I took a break.......I counted.
I was eight short.
I counted again.
Yup, still eight short.
...**scratching head**.....thought for sure I sewed 64 strings a few weeks back....**shrug**... but who knows.

So, I was side-lined for a bit to complete those eight.

And then it took a bit to complete Bonnie's 'easy' request to make up "only four more" "wing" triangle units.
Only....I didn't have ANY 2" scrap strips/squares left in my purple. Can you believe that?!!!?!? Seriously. When I finished steps 3 & 5, I used the last 2" purple strip from my scraps/strips/bins. I dug and dug and dug in order to finish those up. Remember the other day when Bonnie was asked if she kept 3.5", 4.5"... strips? I haven't done ANYTHING with my 3.5+" bin in AGES, so I decide to blow the dust off the cover and see what it had to show.
JUST enough purple strips to cut down to 2" is what I found :0)

And while I was sorting and cutting 2" HSTs for those four additional 'wing' triangles, I also cut up the QSTs pieces too. late afternoon,


It wasn't 5:00 yet (my predetermined ending time)....
I did some tidying.... swept up some dust balls (ick)....moved some projects around.... filled a couple of bags with some old, questionable fabric that I simply WON'T ever use ...

and then......

I pulled out the ScrappyHappy (name????) blocks from Angela's 2011 Rainbow Scrap Challenge. Eight of them had been completed, so I pulled some yellows to make a ninth. And then...quite honestly, while looking around my room for another color and some more scraps......I came up empty (psht, yeah right!!! Do you really believe that????). But, rather than packing them back up for the shelf, I decided that a small crib-style quilt would be ideal for the nine blocks. I SURE hope they don't remain like this on my design-wall for the next few months!!!... :0)

Happy Friday


Quiltin' LibraryLady said...

Congratulations on being all caught up from one who hasn't even started yet. I'm not a mystery girl. I like to see the whole thing before I make up my mind about doing it.

Kerry said...

Well done on being up to date with the steps. Love your colour choices. I'm still turtle-ing along several steps behind you.
It feels so good to use up all the scraps.

scraphappy said...

Great days work. The Scraphappy blocks are looking happy and scrappy, a small quilt looks just perfect. Sorry to hear you are running out of scraps. Must be a sign of lots of fabric being used. So glad you are caught up! Hope to join you soon.

Cheryl Willis said...

I still have the triangle stuff to do, all the star (parts) are sewn just need to resize and all the wing pieces need attached. I am hoping to take it all with me Sat night and trim while we play cards- lol

Quilter Kathy said...

Great sewing day! I think I worked at it as long as you, but didn't accomplish nearly as much!

Alycia said...

You are putting us all to shame!!! You were sewing at warp speed - I love it!

Patchwork Penguin said...

Great job!! Now you can sit and watch the game tomorrow :o)

Andee said...

One word---jealous!