Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Cutting and Pinning



That's the story of my life these last couple of days.

I cut the finishing kit for Patchwork Party this week. Hooray! I love this quilt! It looks really complicated, but it is SO easy!

I needed to start pinning the squares to make the blocks that the applique will go on, but I wanted to watch the political speeches tonight. So I pulled out my little portable design board that I made the first day I started quilting. It's just a piece of foam board with this gridded flannel pinned to it. I probably need to come up with something better, but this has worked so well for me. I can lay out a block before I sew it together just to make sure I have everything in the correct place. So I took my little board over to the sofa, put my feet up, watched speeches and pinned. LOL

I'm just plumb giddy with happiness that I'm working on this. I'll start prepping the applique blocks tomorrow night. I just might get this top finished by the 4th of July after all! Notice I said the top. That's my goal!

Last night was one of those toss-and-turn nights. I was hot/cold/thirsty/full all night long. I'm getting ready to head upstairs and see if I can't get a couple of hours in tonight. I hate it when my body doesn't want to sleep.

Has anybody but me noticed that some new stuff is hitting The Fat Quarter Shop? That Winter line is gorgeous. Uh oh........

9 comments:

Hanne said...

I am so much looking forward to see your Patchwork Party quilt as you are assembling it. I love the blocks :-)

Beth said...

I can't wait to see it, it will be gorgeous!

Yvonne said...

Did you already poke some more buttons? :)

Did I tell you that you are my "stashbusting hero"....LOL

Hannies Annies said...

I can't wait to see it! glad you got to watch the political speeches and hope you were able to sleep! I love the new lines of fabrics at the fat quarter shop!! I am drooling!

Judy said...

Oh, I might like that Winter fabric better than any of the other new lines I've seen! Have fun working on your Patchwork Party!

Judith said...

Well come on hurry up as I like this quilt so much I want to see it finished NOW!!

Karen said...

The red floral fabric is really pretty. Can't wait to see the rest of the quilt.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

The fabric sure looks pretty. And of course I've noticed the new fabrics. WOOHOOOO Love me some fat quarter shop . com LOL!!

Kim said...

I'm really loving Minick and Simpson's fabrics. I'm sure the Winter line is destined to make its way into the Sweat Shop! By the way, are you trying to Meg all of us? I guess you can feel less guilty about buying if you make the rest of us buy too, huh?! ROFLOL!