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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quilting Along at the Quiltathon Day 2

I stayed up too late last night, got up too early this morning, drank coffee, read the paper, threw in a load of clothes and started to sew my papers. Then Hubby decides to go into town to look at a computer desk. I stayed home to sew. I had just sat down when the phone rang and Dad wanted to come over for a visit. By then I needed to get the chicken in the oven to bake so I did that while I waited for Dad. Just as he was leaving, Hubby comes home so Dad stayed for a while longer. After he left, we ate dinner, cleaned up then I got to sew.

Even with all that, I'm feeling pretty good about my Quiltathon Day 2. I finished all my Half Square Triangles and made some extras for my Depression Block Quilt. I decided I may as well print enough papers for the background fabric I had cut. I cut my strips 9" wide and then subcut the strips 6" wide and ended up with 21 pieces. So I printed some more papers, cut more of my prints and got busy sewing. The sewing part doesn't take much time at all. The cutting, pressing and tearing off the paper takes lots more time.
Here is my basket of 252 HSTs. That will give me 60 extras. After I got everything all cut and pressed, I took my baskets to the couch, got the ole ice bag, put up the foot rest, sat down to watch the rest of the Nascar race. Just as Matt Kennseth was taking the checkered flag, I was peeling the last paper off my HSTs. WooHoo for both of us.

Now I am going to put on my jammies and plan my week. Should be pretty exciting. Tony needs to go to the vet for another shot and DJ needs to go to the groomer. Oh yeah, I live the high life!


Wendy said...

That's an impressive basket of HST! The bears quilt is a nice design and I look forward to seeing it in your fabrics.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wow - that's a lot of HSTs - great work!