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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Saturday Happenings

We didn't start Saturday off very good around here. Both of us woke up with the nasty flu. Poor Ernie has it really bad, I just feel like I've been run over by a truck. He crashed on the couch with his quilts, dogs and remotes, I hid in my sewing room. He napped and watched tv, I sewed and sewed and sewed. (He says knee replacement is easier than this darn flu!)

Last night I started Quiltville's newest mystery-Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll. I finished step 1 this morning. I needed to make 172 units, I made 188, just in case. Either I need to make a trip to the quilt store for more fabric for the remaining steps or I need to rethink my color choices. There is a downside to using up your stash, I think that's a downside. I have a few days to figure it out but will probably work with what I have.

Then I started my blocks for Tea's 100 block sew along making the blocks from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine. I love the flower block but I'm not too sure about the other one. I think it needs more contrast in the center strip and will probably remake that tonight. Or maybe I will take out the center strip and trim it down and add a sashing strip. I'll have to play with it and see.

Edit Sunday morning:
I added the white sashing and I like the block alot better now.

I know I sewed for over a total of 5 hours today because that is how long this audio book is. I had finished making my second block and was almost to the end of this book so I grabbed my little bag of bonus half square triangle/pinwheel blocks and put together this mug rug. The book wasn't quite finished so I found some scraps for a backing and piece of batting and quilted it. I finished the binding just after the book ended. Pretty good timing.

Now I think I'll curl up in my recliner with my quilt and my knitting.


Teaquilts said...

You sure got a lot done while having the flu. I'm so glad you got your blocks from Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks done for the week. Today I twisted the arms of 3 members in my scrap quilting club to join in. They don't have a blog, but I can encourage them with phone calls. I'll link to your site; you are the first one to make the blocks. Yeah!

scraphappy said...

So many pretty projects going on. Too bad about the flu going around, but it is nice that you had some time to hide away for a while. Love your colors for the RRCB mystery. I'm sure you have some fabric lying around that will work well enough. I'm resisting the Quiltmaker 100 blocks for now, I'm sure I'll want to start something new after the new year though. For now it's finish finish finish.

Teaquilts said...

Yes, I definitely like it with the white strips added. I guess because the fabrics were repeated in the larger squares too they ran together. The white separates them nicely. What fabric line is used in that block? Pretty fabrics.

Quilter Kathy said...

For being sick, you sure got a lot finished! Great job on the mystery blocks!
I want to try to keep up with Tea's block a long but haven't got the magazine yet. Very cool to see how that white stripe changed the look of the block!