Thursday, December 13, 2007
Oh yeah! It's THURSDAY!!
Thursdays are not usually an exciting day. It's not a Friday, it's not the week-end....around here the only thing I usually have to remember for Thursday is to put the trash at the curb. Half the time I forget even that!
But Thursday has become MYSTERY-DAY around here too!
I have put up the THIRD INSTALLMENT of the Carolina Crossroads Mystery Quilt! For those of you panicking, never fear. This is the LAST installment until after Christmas. You will have 2 weeks to do these, and use the extra time to get caught up if you are behind.
Yes....more 9 patches! I'm sorry to those who don't like doing 9 patches! If you are thinking, "Oh, it's only a 9 patch"...you could well be mistaken!
And those who think they have the mystery solved? Well let me remind you that these are just units, and they can be arranged in at least a dozen ways! All you smarty-pants quilters out there, just wait and see! Part of the fun of a mystery is not knowing what will go where, and the results just might surprise you! *heheheh*
For this step you need to make 80 of these "dark in the corners and center" 9 patches from 1.5" dark (in my case blue..in your case, you will use whatever you are putting in place of blue in my blocks) strips and neutral (background) strips.
We made an offer on the house in Winston Salem yesterday. Now we are playing the waiting game to see if they counter back at us or accept it. I hate this part! So I'll just go play with fabric and put it out of my mind.
Yesterday I got off work about 1 1/2 hours before Choir practice...There wasn't enough time to want to drive all the way home and then back to choir...so I went to the library, took my quilting tote bag with me, found a comfy chair at the audio visual area and quilted two more sets of fans! Only one hoop's worth left to go and I will have gone all the way around the outside edges! I'm making progress anyway..it's just not as interesting to show you pics of how I have moved over 12"or so :c) So it's slower progress.
I also HAD to go to the $1 a pound goodwill. Just HAD to. I won't have one in Winston Salem you know....I HAVE to stock up, right? I figure if I just fold it all tightly and pack it in a box and lable it (FABRIC) that it will just get moved with all the other stuff and I can worry about what to do with it later. Recycling is the best kind of therapy, isn't it? ;c) 25 POUNDS of shirts for $25.00. Weeeeeeee!
Quipped by Bonnie K Hunter at 9:33 AM