Sunday, June 19, 2011

Whew..........I have been busy!

First off before I forget, if your interested in another QAL, Angela over at Cut to Pieces is having one called A zig A zag. Haven't decided if I will participate or not in that one. Got a lot going on as usual, I bet that is a surprise huh? LOL!

Remember those bright beauties I had cut out, and sewn them into that itty bitty twister thing. Well I cut and sewed 3 more sets of those together this week. (well only had to cut one more set, and all the white squares) Need to sew the borders on them, and then start twister cutting them out, and sew them back together again. Then I will sash the 4 itty bitty ones, to have a lap size quilt. When this is done and over with, I won't be doing another twister for a looooooooooooong time!
One hanging on the board, one draped over the chair, and the 3rd one on the table. The finished twister hanging over the top of the board.

Let's see I have less than 10 string blocks left for RRCB, I was trying to finish them today, and Jethro and Ely Mae, would not get off and stay off my string pile, so I gave up on those and cleared the entire table instead.
See how tall that pile is getting, that is 50.......I have one or two others done sitting waiting to get to 10 to be added to this pile.......I will be soooo happy when these are done. Never again!

Now that I cleared the table.......I finished quilting, and got the binding on my Christmas table runner, washed it and dried it too!!!! Woo Hoo!! That is one off of my PhD list as well!!!

Then I dug out my snowman one since I was on a winter holiday in my head, got it all ironed, threads snip, pinned together to start quilting that one, and I only had one little spool of really really dark blue Navy thread. Dang that isn't going to be enough, so I had to put that one aside for now, will have to get some thread this week to get that one done too. It is also on my PhD list.

Then as I was blogging or reading blogs the other day I had seen a picture of a quilt I liked, sooooo I went stripping, 2 inch strips that is. Went a little nuts, haven't a clue if I have enough, or way too many cut. But I cut out 100 white strips (wof) and 200 turquoise/teal ones from fat quarters. I have 4 massive chain rows to do, then I can start cutting and piecing to see what I have in my head. Here is half of them 2 sets of turquoise and one set of white,

 Got row one of the massive chain rows done today as well. I am loving Super Sewing Sundays!!!! Here is that bunch 2 sets of white and one set of turquoise.

 Well it is late, and I do have to get up and go to work this week, YUK, and Boy does my back hurt! Kinda sucks I cancelled my Chiro appts for this week......till next time.


Dee said...

As usual I'm amazed at how much you've gotten done and you work too! I LOVE your Christmas table runner. Where did you get the pattern?

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

Now THAT is a sewing day. Sheer exhaustion from just reading all you did. Based on what you shared with the white and turquoise strips, those numbers sound like they'll become nine-patches????

Way to be MOTIVATED!!!

Ann Marie said...

@ Amy, I didn't do ALL that in one day, but a lot of it. and nope, not nine patches! :D

Shay said...

I love the brights in yopur first photos .They're my kind of quilts!

Super Sewing Sundays - I need to have one iof those and SOON.

You've been amazingly busy. I cant wait to see what you do with the teals and whites.I have a project in mind for those colours soon too!

Ariadne said...

lindos trabalhos


Linda said...

Love your brights.RRCB was a load of work but so worth it. I made that Santa tablerunner too! So cute.