Friday, February 1, 2008

my sweatshop.....

My sewing room has become quite the sweatshop lately. Yesterday I started cutting all the pieces for TicTacMo by Terry Atkinson. I now have all the pieces cut for both quilts and all of the plaid blocks made for one. (I am making two, one for each grandson). They will be identical except for the background (the dark blue in the pattern photo). I now have to make the alternate blocks. Maybe tomorrow? If I don't get a grocery list emailed to DH he won't stop on the way home and that means no dinner and worse, I will have to go tomorrow.


The blocks look wonky, but they aren't. They just look like that because they are pinned onto the design wall. There are multiples of each block and I just pinned them all on top of each other.

On another note, we were "blessed?" with snow last night. Official amount is 8.4 inches at the airport. In my neighborhood we had 5 or 5 1/2 inches. Enough that school is closed today. The sun is shining now, the road has been cleared by a kindly neighbor and his construction plow and by tomorrow it will be 40F so it will all melt and we will have a slushy mess. In the meantime, the dog is loving running in it....and barking at the neighbor dogs....lol


So, back to the sweatshop to get some of those alternate blocks sewn up. But not before I send a grocery list....

Happy Sewing,
Nancy

5 comments:

Lyn said...

your quilting is amazing

Felony Runner said...
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Kim said...

Ha! I just bought this pattern at Eleanor Burns 'Quilt in a Day' quilt shop last week. I plan to make an extra long table runner for my mother's china hutch.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great colours for grandsons...

atet said...

Those colors are great for your gransons! As for the list of UFOs done -- yep, finishing all of that DOES mean you get to go have a bit more fun at the quilt shop. Hope you were able to get there -- or that you will be able to soon!