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Saturday, October 06, 2012

Quiltathon Day 3

I'm ready to start today's Quiltathon......who knows how long it will last. Ernie went to town and I have no idea what he has planned for the rest of the day. It's always a mystery!  Last night I made this paper piece block to replace yesterday's disaster. Today I will make the remaining 2 blocks and be caught up for this sampler.  Then I plan to do the Carol Doak block for this month.

My friend Harriet have me a big bag full of preprinted panels of all kinds.  She told me to do with them whatever I want so I am going to put them in the washer and dryer then I am going to use some of them on the back of my Ultimate Scrap Quilt Like Julie's.  I am finally in the quilting mood and would love to have this one finished for retreat in a couple weeks.

Off I go, I'll check in later.

Lunchtime Update:

I'm caught up on Grandmother's Choice!  I went ahead and sewed the sashing rows to the block row. It needs one more block-next Saturday.

I got kind of a late start, just after I posted this morning, my brother stopped to visit.  After he left, Ernie went into town to get some lumber to finish the trim on the new door we had installed a couple weeks ago. When he asked if I wanted anything from town, I said yes, lunch please.  He brought home Taco Bell.  He is so well trained, I think I'll keep him.  Now he is playing carpenter and I am going to go back in and do some paper piecing!

Evening Update:

I'm done for the night.  I got the Carol Doak block done. Helped a few times while Ernie put the trim back on the door...and it looks so nice!    After putting some stuff away and cleaning up a bit, I decided to work on the Sow-A-Long blocks.  I cut the setting triangles and the rest of the sashing and cornerstones.  I put a couple rows together but my brain isn't wanting to work so I decide to wait until tomorrow so I don't mess it up.  The fabric for the backing is washed and dried so I can figure out how to make the quilt back.

Now I'm going to put the chickens to bed and park myself in the recliner and knit until I can't keep my eyes open anymore.


Diane said...

good luck getting all your projects done-:)

Quilter Kathy said...

I feel happy that I didn't do that block...if you can't do it, for sure I can't! My printer saved me a lot of frustration!

Rose Prairie Quilts and Farm said...

Sounds like a good day. I know about putting the girls to bed and getting to do piecework till you fall asleep. That's what I'm going to do.