Thursday, January 6, 2011

Really, really I do

It is really, really late and I really, really need to get to bed, but I wanted to show you what I did tonight. I took all those orange, pink, yellow and purple leftover strips and sewed them into sets of 4, cut them into 8 1/2" squares and put them up rail fence style on the wall. Wouldn't you know it, I am one block short. I am so glad that I took the time to cut 2 1/2" strips from the leftovers. I pulled them out of the box and made another square. I really like this. it is about 32 inches square. At least it should be, I really didn't measure it. It may have to have a border on it to make it larger, but I am enjoying it up on the wall.

The other thing I did was go by the Quilting Patch in Midland. I had to go to Midland for something else and since I was in the area. . . I was just going to see what they had gotten in new. I really hadn't intended to purchase anything unless it really screamed at me (okay, I am going to bed in a minute. Really is stuck in my head and I need to get it out!!) They were having a massive sale on fabric. Their clearance fat quarters were only 80 cents each!! Can you imaging? I pulled out 12 for the monochromatic challenge spoken about previously. I pressed them and cut them into fat eighths and I am giving half of them to my mother. (Hey, mom. Look at what is coming your way sometime soon) Here are the fabrics layed out on my ironing board that I am going to use for the yellow challenge. Not a bright in the lot. This will be interesting.

For all of you out there wondering if I bought out all the fat quarters, the answer is no. I only purchased 20 of them. Some to go with another quilt, a couple of purples and a couple of wilds that I just had to have to make the numbers even. I didn't even spend all of my twenty! Now, I am really, really going to bed. Night all.

1 comment:

  1. Ooh! I'm so excited about the yellows coming my way. Thanks, honey.