Saturday, September 10, 2011

A is for Alice quilt

I finished the half square triangles during the week and started cutting out the sashing. That is when I realized that my half square triangles were not the same size as the pattern since I used the easy angle thingy but made my strips 3 inches instead of 2.5. I needed to adjust the rest of the pattern. That seemed easier than trimming 396 blocks! Today I started putting the rows together. I have to construct one row at a time so the pinwheels are right. I have 4 rows made. Three rows (above) are together. It is going to be one happy quilt. Maybe tomorrow I can get some more rows done. I need 10 rows all together.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day..end of summer

and hopefully some cool weather will be here soon. I am kind of glad to see the end of a beastly hot summer. (I hope someone will remind me of this when I start whining that I cam cold!)
Going to go to work today because it is going to rain and if I stay home, I probably would end up sleeping on the couch. I will make it a short day.

I started on the quilt for Alice's big girl bed yesterday. I finally decided that I would not change the size of the blocks in the pattern after I got some graph paper and sketched it out. I just need to double the size of the pattern. I think I need to make 394 half square triangles to start. I made about half of that number yesterday. They work up fast using the easy angle ruler. I delivered the reworked curtains yesterday. Kris posted a picture of them on her facebook page.

Laurie decided we needed family pictures and yesterday we all got together in a park in Norcross and had pictures taken. We are a funny bunch when all together. Laurie's friend Walter was the picture taker. He also did Kris and Tyler's wedding.

On a sadder note, my friend Gretchen lost one of her beloved cats this weekend. I only met Morph once but he was one special cat. Then again, all of our four-footers are special. I am sad that he is gone and sad for my friend