Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Pressing and Cutting and Cutting and Cutting and a Little Sewing

I've been cutting lots and lots of little 2 inch by 3 and a half inch pieces from my multitudinous scrap piles.

I want to make a quilt from this pattern on the cover.  I somehow don't think this will be a quick one to make.  LOL  I first saw it at Sunburnt Quilts when I was trolling through one of Amy's online Quilt Festivals.  There is always so much inspiration there, it keeps me going for quite a while.  Anyway, Karen did such an excellent job on her quilt that I just really wanted to make one, too.  Yesterday I started cutting leftovers into those little bitty rectangles.  Maybe one of these fine old days I'll actually get it made into a quilt!

Yes, I really do just cram them into a box after making a quilt.  I figure I'll get around to using them sooner or later and I can't bear to just pitch them out.

Of course they have to be ironed first before I can begin to do anything with them.

Frankly, it's just toooooo hot to do anything outside.  I do what absolutely has to be done and then I get myself back inside.  Air conditioning is my friend!

Seriously, it's 98 degrees out there right now at a little after four p.m.  The heat index is 106.

So, I sew.  This little pile is on the bed in my sewing room.

It has grown into this so far.  There is some talk that I might need a quilt intervention, but really, what else can I do?  Oh, yeah, clean the house.  Maybe later!  LOL

Hope you're finding lots to do and having fun!

Hugs and kisses,



Karen said...

That's a great start!! I really do hope you enjoy making it. It is one that you can do a little bit for here and there in between other quilts. Have fun!!
I can't believe how hot it is for everyone and how long it is lasting. Good luck staying cool!

PS. Thank you for your lovely comments about my quilt. Cheers.

Debs said...

Quilting forever,
housework whenever ;-)

Susan said...

Didn't I just talk to you this morning?!! And you have another quilt started, good for you, we will not just sit around and watch the temperature rise. No, not us!
Around here, housework gets done before 10 am or it ain't going to happen. I'm still chuckling about intervention

Eggs In My Pocket said...

I know how you feel in all of this heat! What lovely things come out of staying inside...........this is just lovely! blessings, Kathleen

Thimbleanna said...

Yeah....who needs a clean house anyway? No one ever comes to our house, so who cares? I love that quilt on the cover of the book -- can't wait to see your progress!

Miri said...

I really like the look of your string quilt-I love the arrangement!

I too love the square within a square quilt...I've been thinking about doing it-that's it. Good for you-you're already cutting fabrics!!

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Oiyi said...

Nah, you don't need a qulit intervention. ;-)

Annie said...

I LOVE that scrappy quilt. I've often dreamed of making that one - heaven knows I have enough scraps. You're doing a stirling job of cutting. Just to let you know, it's so COLD here. We have the heater on. Too cold to go outside!