Thursday, August 17, 2006

The 1-Hour quilt

I spent my hour today chain stitching 2" strips of various lengths together, then pressed and cut a whole bunch of 2- patches. When the bread machine timer went off, the bread was done, and so was I! Actually, I still have some more 2-patches to cut, but I'll save them for next time. I think I have plenty for the blocks already, but I haven't counted. I also managed to empty two or three bobbins. I like to use up my partially filled bobbins when I do scrap piecing -- I use the thread before it rots and no matter what color it is it won't show (well, dark with dark and light with light, of course).

Here's the 2nd applique block for Briana's quilt. I did this block last night. I have another already prepped for tonight. Tomorrow I'm going up to do back to school shopping with Steph and Briana, so probably won't do any sewing tomorrow. Maybe I can get a couple more blocks prepped though -- it's nice to have them ready to go when I sit down in the evenings.

Gratitudes:

1. I encountered a wasp nest on the front porch today and managed not to get stung. I did spray it immediately so need to remember to sweep it down in the next day or two.

2. Fresh peaches.

3. Clean front windows and screens.

4. Light drizzle today -- but it's been awhile so we'll take any amount of rain we can get.

12 comments :

Gail said...

Brianna's quilt is going to be a knock-out with all those wonderful, happy colors.

Melzie said...

Congrats on the progress, I gave up and started a pinwheel baby quilt LOL. I'll join in the next easy challenge though. xoxo melzie

Linda_J said...

that is going to be a very fun quilt for your little one!

quiltpixie said...

love the idea of using partial bobbins of varied coloured thread in a scrap quilt. Not something I'd thought about, but makes sense if the fabric is scrappy why not the thread too! :-)

Sandra said...

If this block is anything to go by, the quilt will be gorgeous! Great idea about the bobbins too :-)

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, love that applique block--so cheery!

Samantha said...

the colors and patterns in that applique block are great!

Dawn said...

That is an adorable appliqued block! I can't wait to see more!

Libby said...

That applique looks like a fun project. Look forward to seeing more.

jpquilter said...

love this little applique block - sounds like your hour a day challenge is going well too

Dona said...

Joanne, Briana's quilt is coming along really nice. I like the appliques you are doing. Great going on the 1hr a day quilt.

Dawn said...

Oh how cute is this one!