Thankfully, for me, it has been a good kind of "busy" lately :*) I've been working on lots of different projects in between running in and out, here, there and everywhere!
The project on my Design Wall right now is Scrappy Nines (Pat Wys). Although I have quite a few alternate blocks to fill in yet, you can at least get a general idea of how the design will look. I think the stripes and plaids of the recycled shirts is going to look amazing!!! (go HERE if you want to read more about that).
I'm keeping these pieces all laid out on my sewing table so I can work on it as any block of time becomes available - and it is working marvelously! I zipped right through all the little nine-patches which are the basic building blocks for the actual blocks themselves. Then I put nose to grindstone and completed all 15 of the main blocks - whew!!!
Then I started on the alternate blocks - only 10 more to go!
Can anyone tell me what I was thinking when I cut these pieces? These are LEFTOVER!!!
Yep, that's a lot of pieces extra! Wow. Just Wow. And to think that I had a backache for a week because of all the cutting I "had" to do for this quilt ... looks like the joke was on me, right?
I rushed through the cutting for this because it was for a class, and I think what might have happened is that I cut the same amount of pieces from the lights as I did for the darks - but I had twice as many light shirts as I did darks. Duh!!! One more piece of evidence that Math is definitely not my strong point LOL!!!
Actually, I'm thinking I may use these leftovers to add a pieced border to this quilt and make it bigger. In my rush to get this project ready for class, I also never stopped to look at the finished size.... 66-1/2" x 78-1/2" .... only a lap-size. I'd really like for this to be a queen if possible so I can use it on the guest bed when gentlemen come visiting. Or as a possible gift? I already have several gentlemen who are begging me to let them have this quilt =^..^=
Before I go, I'd like to announce the winner of the Cozy Afternoon Giveaway from last week (see original post HERE) ....
The winner is Bobbie, who blogs over at From This to That - check out her fun blog HERE! I love her blog name - Bobballuiah :*D Bobbie said .....
Now, how could I resist choosing such a fun comment as the winner? I know a few of you found it pretty hilarious too :*) Congratulations to Bobbie who will receive a wonderful set of digital patterns from Cozy Afternoon designer Jacquelynne Steves!
Hugs & Blessings!