Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sewing Like Mad Sunday

Very busy sewing day today!  The morning started with working on the Civil War quilt. Block one is done. 




I finally finally finally finished sewing 60 string blocks for Bonnie Hunter's Roll Roll Cotton Boll (RRCB) mystery quilt. Whew!  I am so happy to be done with these!!!!  I did use up a ton of random neutral scraps that more than likely would have moldered in shoe boxes or be tossed out in a cleaning fit but I was determined to finish these up today because it made such a mess.  Bits and pieces of fabric everywhere, bits of pieces of paper everywhere, threads and threads and threads everywhere.  Bleh! Now everything is tidied up and vacuumed and just better.

I still have 90,000 half-square triangles to finish piecing. Well really around 300 or less. I hope it's less.

I decided to work a little ahead and make the 30 center blocks just to give me an incentive not to give up on this marathon quilt.  I adore these centers.  Just adore them.   


Not to be forgotten is the le petite project for this month "Mon Ami" Schnibble.  I dug out an older Minick & Simpson line "Nantucket" and am going to work on this tomorrow.

Oh yes tomorrow is a holiday for me.  Why January 3rd?  Well originally state workers were to have Dec. 31st off but then someone discovered that we were given too many holidays for 2010.  And because the world as we know it would end people if GA state workers had one more holiday in 2010, they moved it to Jan. 3rd.  I took Dec. 31st off as annual leave just for spite and to have a four-day weekend.

So yes tomorrow is another sewing day. Perhaps another pj day too (I promise they are clean pjs. Really we do have some standards around here).

9 comments:

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Golly, such zeal! I made Block Number One yesterday. Haven't photographed it.

alibboub: the lesser known brother, the stupid and foolish one, who couldn't catch ONE thief, let alone forty . . . .

sewprimitive karen said...

A holiday tomorrow! I could stay home forever. Your block looks nice and the string blocks, I'm still loving them. Have a good pajama day!!!

Gari said...

I love the taking the 31st off just for spite. That sounds like something I would do. Have a great time sewing.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Gretchen, I love block number one and you're stack of strings is so inspiring but my favorites by far are those 30 center blocks. Just love those. I think Gomez would agree, don't you?

A Quilter Awakens said...

You are a work-a-holic even when you aren't at work. Thanks for explaining the Jan 3 thing for me; I didn't understand it at all. Karmen

Deep in the Heart of Happy said...

I am sew jealous you got uninterrupted time like that...amazing sewing results, but I am glad you enjoyed your day. I received $20 in Starbucks gift cards and every time I go down there, I think of you. I have missed you!

Becky said...

Prefer your color choices for RRCB than the original. You are really getting some sewing done! I'm thinking of doing Mon Ami in Clermont Farm:)

Michelle said...

Yay for finishing the string blocks! I love the purple and green combo...your blocks look stunning! What did you choose for the "constant" color of the HSTs?

Lissa said...

love your colors for RRCB. Can't wait to see the finished quilt!!