Tuesday, July 24, 2012

QOV Mystery #28; Tetris; and some quilting

After dropping Cassie off for Volleyball camp, I came home and started sewing right away.  No gardening needed today since we took care of picking produce yesterday.

QOV Mystery #28: Star Path was first on my unwritten agenda.
Forty flying geese blocks were asked for, using the stitch-n-flip method.  With these units finishing at 3"x6", double-sewing for bonus HSTs was a definite!!!

The top stacks show the 40 units called for in this step;  3.5"x6.5" (unfinished)
and I elected to sew up the bonus HSTs right away into similar flying geese units; roughly 3"x5.5" (unfinished).  I can only only ONLY hope that ladies are NOT throwing away that "waste"!  Still incredible to think about all the bonus units possible by simply double-sewing. 

Melissa posted week #2's Tetris blocks, so I played the game twice and got to work laying out the pieces.
They haven't been sewn yet, because I needed to pick up Cassie from volleyball camp.

When returning back home, I got busy loading Diamond Fields onto the quilt frame and everything that goes with setting up a new quilt (cleaning, oiling, winding bobbins...).   
Before quitting at lunch time, I sewed through 2 full bobbins worth.  The wedding is next weekend;  I should have no problem getting this finished without even needing to push for the deadline.

Shortly we'll be heading out for day #2 of swimming lessons.  And you know what?!?!.......I can see taking a nap on the beach today;  I'm a bit tired.

Happy Tuesday.


scraphappy said...

Lots of good progress! Glad you are making the most of summer.

Patchwork Penguin said...

I have become so aware of Bonus triangles and not throwing anything away.... it's addictive!!!

Andee said...

I made the bonus hsts too...didn't think about turning them into geese! Great idea!

Quilter Kathy said...

Fun fun fun projects...I think I might be compelled to start a Tetris!
And I am not surprised you are tired...I get tired just reading your schedule!

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

Oh I see another place mat coming right up!