Back to the studio last night for a bit more work. I'm really anxious to get something FINISHED. Technically I shouldn't complain because I have finished quite a few things lately, but I want to get a big project done.
Let's start with my latest string quilt project. I'm going in a completely different direction by doing 60 degree triangles. At the beginning of the year, I took my green scrap boxes. I basically separated them into two groups. One that read as green and that is being used for the 365 day quilt of which I am up to date as at February 10. I hear she is going to run it again next year - AHA - I can catch up!
The second group was everything that had green in it, but many other colours as well. As I was prepping this post, I also remembered what I wanted to ask you! So I used the yellow pages as the foundation base for the 60 degree triangles. I have no idea how many I cut - I simply used the entire book or what was left of it. And I would like more! So if anyone has old phone books or yellow pages - I'd take them off your hands. If not, I have scads of newsprint in the basement - I guess I could dig that out and use it! Because I don't think I'm going to use my entire box of scraps on these blocks and that is my goal! Use them ALL.
|First two rows on the 60 degree triangle string blocks|
|What one completed block looks like|
|12 are completely sewn and trimmed|
|The "green" scrappy box of strips|
|The smaller pieces that will be used as I go to the tip of the triangle|
Once I finished that first round, it was time to work on Tonga Rhapsody. I finished the block that was cut out and sewed a few more setting triangles in place. This is what it looks like now. I'm really liking it!
|Tonga Rhapsody so far|
Then I thought I could start to prep the last two blocks, but where did I put them????? I looked everywhere. Then I went to the prep area because I thought they might be there. Yep - they were there - right where they were supposed to be! I also looked through the box for the missing block - no go. I'll just suck it up and make a new one.
|Ah - the prep area got a bit messy!|
I truly have the best friends in the entire world! Someone gave me this gift bag at last Saturday's class. I wasn't sure who gave it to me although I do know now and I truly thank her for her kind thoughts and good sense of humour.
|Gift bag! Love the ORANGE paper|
After my class, I was back to Quilt Canada and before leaving the car, I thought I had better check the contents of the bag since people know I like chocolate and it was a super hot day! Yep - there was chocolate in there. I took a picture, obviously with my imagery camera because I can't find the picture tonight.
But there was this beautiful cycling mug, a biscuit for Lexi, two pieces of YUMMY chocolate, and
|gorgeous cycling mug!|
I feel a road trip coming on! Thank you so much for the beautiful card - it is very much appreciated! The chocolate came in very handy since I didn't leave the Convention Center until 8 PM and those two pieces were very welcome around 6 PM.
Wow - time to get moving! I love when progress is being made - I don't care how great the progress is - just that it is being made.
Have an awesome day.
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