Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sad, but true

I am no longer working on the JAF contest quilt, so my prize-winning quilt is bowing out, making way for some other lucky person to take home that top dog prize. [sigh] There's always next year, I suppose.

I know!

I heard that collective gasp, and your thoughts wondering, "Why? What could make her give up her insane quilt project just like 'that'?" [finger snap]

I have another scripty job (on the other side of the state) and it will take up more than 100% of my time through most of the remainder of the year, so sewing would be on the next to the last seat on the bus I'm afraid.

Fear not, for I will take some handwork with me to fill in those stray - however unlikely - free minutes when I may be awake.

Pssst - I do intend to finish my lovely little quilt, though, just as soon as I am finished with this production and we are in the same zip code.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bad quilting pun

Just a sneak peek, that's all I can provide.

The cutting and the planning are still happening, but the actual construction into rows - and then the rows upon rows - will begin very soon.

Don't you know, I have my work cut out for more ways than one.


I have a three-day gig coming up, but right after it ends I am devoting many hours a day to completing this small project.

April 16, 2011 - After all of this time, I am amazed that this entry still pops up in a search when somebody Googles "quilting puns." Bet you won't do that any more, will you?

P.S. I haven't completed this small quilt, yet....but I have completed other projects. Feel free to peruse the photos.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

A few hundred down

...and just under 19,000 to go!

The math (Lesson #2...which I didn't do ahead of time):

69 pieces across x 69 top to bottom = 4,761....and then multiply THAT by 4, and you come up with a quilting idiot! :)

19,044 pieces for this quilt top.