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Sunday, March 22, 2009

NATIONAL QUILTING DAY

yea yea yea,, I'm a day late but yesterday was National Quilting Day... I heard but didn't remember until now ... browsing other blogs and EVERYONE ( yes, everyone ) is writing about it. I didn't know that it had been around for 20 years - saw that on someone's blog. Well, I did spend some of the day quilting - with my friends at tirane's house. There was just three of us -- we missed you SueAnn and Swooze! - but we managed to have a good time.

Babs had a couple of packs of nickel charms a couple of months ago and we fiddled with laying them out... they were just too busy to put TOGETHER,, they needed a plain something to make them work. She didn't want to mess with them so I was the happy recepient of the squares. That was severl months ago,, and they were still sitting on my computer table ( they moved around the room LOL but ended up by my computer ) I got tired of seeing them.

I found a good pattern in "MORE NICKEL QUILTS" by Pat Speth,, I have some plain white Robert Kaufman Kona White and - hey! I have a new project to work on...
These are the squares, some already sewn into the HST

From Shoo-Fly Quilt


I also got a lesson in sewing straight lines yesterday. We were all talking and I was marking my lines so I could sew the two squares together. I got all marked, and started chaining everything together ( 30 pairs ),,, cut the squares apart from the chain, laid one on the cutting mat,, measured out my 1/4 inch to cut, did the big cut .... ( do you see it coming yet??)
DUHH,,, big double DUHHH...


Do you see what I did???

From Shoo-Fly Quilt


There is my lesson in straight stitching - and I did it well, too! Oh well, I can't talk and sew at the same time. I went back and sewed the two line on either side of this one, cut the HST apart, pressed and gave up...
Came home and took a nap

4 comments:

Babs Schmidt said...

Glad you're enjoying the charms!

swooze said...

What a very nice straight line...right down the center. LOL!

Julie said...

LOL, looks like one of the stupid things I have done. One of the many, many stupid things.

Jennifer said...

You didn't make a mistake - you just found a new way not to do it!

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