Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Gettin’ Jiggy Wid It!!

OOKAAAAY… not sure why that title just popped in my head for this post…  but I like it!

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I am torn!!  I had this Amy Butler “Soul Blossom” jelly roll sitting on my sewing table calling my name BIG TIME since I got back from the quilt show, so I ruminated a few days, designing a quilt to make with it and came up with one that I think will be a good one.

I sorted the strips into sets of four

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I sewed them together into strip sets and then sub-cut them into 2 1/2” strips which will be sewn together to create 16 patch blocks.  I got this far then remembered that this Saturday is our March bee day and I need a quilt to bind there!!  ACK!

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So, I am torn between dying to get on with my new quilt design and getting a top quilted to take to bee… which goes along with my goal to quilt at least one top a week until my pile is gone…

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So, the top won, sigh, and I have quilted about 75% of it so far.  Will finish it tomorrow after work and get the binding prepared and sewn on ready to do the hand work on Saturday at bee.

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Then I can get back to my new quilt!!  YUMMM!

Oh, and one more thing!  I had a little “light bulb over my head” moment the other day chatting with my bee friend Lorraine in the car going to the show.  So, I tried out the new idea today while quilting.  I took one pair of my favorite Atlas quilting gloves and cut the fingertips off the thumbs, and first two fingers on each glove.

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I HATE having to take my gloves off each time I need to snag a stray thread or rethread the needle or pull up the bottom thread. 

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And with just those three fingers out on both hands, I can leave the gloves on do anything I need while quilting!  YAY!  Why the heck did I never think of this before???  Well, DUH!!

So, what are you working on these days??  Has spring arrived in your area yet?? 

Yogi and I are dreaming of spring!!

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11 comments:

  1. Good girl working on your quilt top.
    You should paten your idea with the quilting gloves. great idea.

    I am sure Yogi is looking forward to spring.
    We are now in autumn but it is still nearly 40cel each day.

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  2. We are being teased with the idea of spring. As we begin to see the sunshine, but it is still cold.

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  3. Okay, you have me intriqued by your new subset getting cut into new 2.5" strips - for a 16 patch block. Sounds absolutely yummy. Also sounds like a Moda Bake Shop Quilt...

    A touch of spring here yesterday with low 60's temp...loved it and went to the local Bernina shop...which proved "not so good"....LOL

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  4. I can't wait to see what your doing with that top quilt. I love those colors. The quilt in the machine is so beautiful. I know that sometimes it is hard to decide on which quilt to work on first. LOL!

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  5. What a great idea to cut the gloves! It's so time comsuming off - on - off and on again! You are really fast with that quilting. I like the sounds of one quilt a week. Good luck with it - and enjoy it!

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  6. Now that song is in my head!!! LOL!

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  7. Love that AB fabric- can't wait to see it the pattern materialize (hehe). Looks like you are a very busy bee!

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  8. I hate having to take my gloves off too but I haven't thought about cutting off some fingertips...you don't slip any when you do that? blessings, marlene

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  9. Just found you and am already a follower. Love your watch dog.

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  10. Did you subcut the strip sets to 21/2 or 121/2? Love the idea of this quilt but am confused -- a confused beginner!!

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    1. Dear Anonymous, the four long strips are sewn together on the long sides, pressed then sub cut across into 2 .5 inch strips.! Four of these pieces from different sets will be sewn together into a 16patch block!

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