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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Quilting Along at the Quiltathon Day 1

Today I am getting a late start on the quiltathon. I spent a good share of the morning with my foot up and the ice bag and the knitting. Then Crystal and the kidlets came for a visit. Crystal brought me 4 quilts she wants quilted and is wanting to pick them up next week! Such a funny child! She know how I do with pressure. After they left, I fixed dinner of leftover pork roast and rice. Oh my gosh, how I love a good Paula Deen recipe. I don't have the links for those right here so I'll post those later.
Slowly but surely I will get my 192 half square triangles made for my Where Are the Bears Quilting Along project with Judy from Patchwork Times. My fabric and papers are cut to size and most are pinned together. Last night I sewed and cut 3 sets then peeled the paper off my 36 perfectly sized HSTs.
I am using my Triangulations CD for making the HSTs. I don't know why I have waited so long to used this program. I do know, I have lots of my fabrics cut into strips and I have used the Easy Angle for so long that I never think to use any of my other tools. Then Judy mentioned the Triangulations CD in this post and I pop myself upside the head because I have it and need to use it.
Now that I've made a few, I like using this method. I can tear the paper off while watching tv with the big guy. It doesn't take long to sew and cut a few at a time so I am not disobeying doctors orders. :-)
I'm actually doing better than I thought I would be. I went to JoAnn's and grocery shopping yesterday and I have to admit that I may have over did. But I rested today and my leg feels pretty good. Not ready to go dancing good but better that a few days ago. Now I am going to sew 4 more pages of these nice little HSTs so I will only have 10 pages to go! 16 pages times 12 units per page, equals 192 HSTs in no time at all. I'm making 17 pages for the just in case factor!

1 comment:

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazing stats - sounds like a great project. Watch that leg missy!!!!