Sunday, September 10, 2006

Lazy Sunday

I worked Saturday (yesterday) doing massage, and after I got home I was just beat...I did finish a customer's quilt that has to be delivered to guild meeting in Aiken tomorrow, but no time to play with my own fabric!

Today I treated myself to a LONG Sunday nap. Sundays were meant for napping I think. I just need it to catch up and recharge myself for the next week coming, and if I don't get my Sunday afternoon nap, I'm just not a happy girl!

I've been playing a bit this afternoon with my pieces. Want another sneak preview? Here you go! Remember those two piles of 2.5" strips? (See below) The idea is that you can make this whole quilt from 2.5" strips. If you have also been cutting scraps down into bricks (2.5" X 4.5") and squares (2.5") you can use those too......but with the use of the companion angle ruler, and the easy angle ruler, both by EZ, and a regular rotory ruler, you can cut all the pieces for this quilt from 2.5" strips :c)

Some of the steps could be simplified if you were to speed piece with long strips and rotory cut across panels, but sometimes I like to just chain feed individual pieces and pairs through and get more variety in my piecing instead of having sections that all look the same because you used long strips to create them, you know what I mean?

Anyway....stay tuned...keep guessing...I'm back to sewing!



Judy said...

I never thought to press while they wer still together! I always chain then snip and make a pile to steam press.

They look really good with the ironing board cover! Good combo!

quiltpixie said...

took a second look to realize the beautiful burgandy plaid was your ironing board cover! :-) it looks so stunning with the blocks you're making...

Carol said...

This is very fun...you've got my brain going trying to figure out where you are going with this. I'm with you...took a nap this afternoon also...Lazy girl I am! but my husband always says that I must have needed it or I wouldn't have slept.

Nancy said...

Whatever you're doing you sure have me intrigued! I have LOTS of 2-1/2" strips (and bricks and squares) so I'm patiently waiting to see what you're up to. :-)

I'm a Sunday afternoon napper too. Just can't get thru the next week without my nap.

JudyL said...

The suspense is killing me! Whatever you're making, I'm sure it will be gorgeous and fun! No Sunday nap for me . . I spent the afternoon cleaning my cutting table. What a mess!

Judy L.

Tazzie said...

I'm intrigued Bonnie, I can't wait to see what you're cooking up!

Hedgehog said...

Sunday naps are a very good thing. Can't wait to see what you're making!

Mama Koch said...

Sundays are definitely nap-time at our house too...THEN, we get up and try to accomplish something.

Looks good however/whatever you're going to do with it.

Patti said...

So glad you are taking time for yourself! If you can nap well then go for it - absolutely! You have us very curious as always. Can hardly wait to see where you are going with this. I'm with you - I seldom sew long strips together for subcutting any more - not enough variety for my taste.

Elaine Adair said...

LOVE that ironing board cover. It's time to remake one for myself. Do you use plaid to help keep things straight?