Saturday, February 19, 2011
Quilt Day at Church
Joe I went down to the church last night and laid out Second Hand Clothes on the floor in the nursery across the hall from where we were quilting. It's a queen size, and I don't have a large enough place at home to lay it out. I made great progress today, getting all of the blocks put together into their diagonal rows, and furthermore getting the middle five longest rows sewn together! The remaining rows are organized and I believe I will be able to finish it from here.
At home, you can see I'm working on two projects. One is the main project and one is the leader-ender and they squabble incessantly about which is which. I'm trying to give them equal time. The pink and gray one that I think of as Dying Of Cute takes a while. It is all HSTs and I use Piecemeal's method of cutting the squares at 3-1/4 and then after stitching and pressing, trimming them down to 2-1/2. I used it as a leader-ender today while working on Second Hand Clothes, so I've got a lot of pressing and trimming ahead of me some boring night. The other project, well, somebody (I can't remember who) wrote that Argyle, Anyone? would make up right nice in CWs and that was all it took for me to open that Rubbermaid Tub of CWs and get started. I'm trying out a different layout, and with the recent goings-on in Egypt, have been thinking of this quilt as Spare The Pyramids! May or may not stay with this layout, but that's what I've got now. It is going to be a gift for -- oh, wait, I think it should be a surprise.
Posted by Nancy, Near Philadelphia on Saturday, February 19, 2011