Sunday, January 22, 2012

Back To School

Tonight is the last of Matthew's extra long semester break at New Hampshire Technical Institute. After supper, I will drive him back to his dorm with his huge bag of clean laundry and his quilt. Although the dorms are all locked on break, he was afraid to leave it there for six weeks. I was so glad that he showed how much he cares for it. I'm not looking forward to driving in the dark for an hour round trip, but at least the weather is clear.

Today I finished cutting those homespun strips for Nickelswap. There are ten sets of five half width of fabric 2 1/2" strips. I'll get them off into the mail tomorrow.
I need to get going on my February-due Criss Cross blocks for that swap, too, but I have only prepared the fabrics for them. I need to cut and sew!
I looked anxiously today for any news on the "new-to-me" Postage Stamp swap of 100 two inch charms. But I received no emails on it. This is what I cut for it today:
Those are matching stacks of 50 in each of the four piles; one for me to keep, and three to swap. I'll get the other 50 done tomorrow.
But most of the day was spent rekindling the fire of Orca Bay. I need motivation! So to kick-start my mojo, I placed these blocks on the ironing board to look at. I felt soooooo INSPIRED!
I put my shoulder to the wheel and worked on my Step 7. I'm not done, but am much further along now.


Beth Probasco said...

Your Orca Bay is going to be great!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Mary, The Curious Quilter said...

LOVE your red/purple/B&W colors!

Elaine Adair said...
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Elaine Adair said...

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Freezing rain always brings out my sewing energy - guess it did the same for you. Good for you, getting enthusiasm for returning to Orca Bay - it's looking good! Purple and reds are my favorite - do you remember when people said, "Oh never put purple and red together!"???

I'm seeing some fabrics that are the same as what you sent to me! 8-)) I have my top together, working on borders, and thinking about how to quilt this big thing, with all those seams. Also, I'm wanting to tone mine down a bit and hoping the Q thread will help. Quilting design? I'm thinking simple twirling lines but ...?

Thanks for kind words on the yahoo group photo! 8-))

Don't we older gals still know how to have fun? 8-)))

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