Monday, 28 January 2008

Confession time !

I am a bad, bad quilter !!! But more of that in a minute.....

First thankyou to all who joined in the fun in my last post. So nice to meet some lurkers and find out a bit about where you all live. I so enjoyed reading all your comments - not that I don't normally if you get my drift - lol ! Anyway I did a little number generator thing this morning and the lucky number was 7.....And it was Linda. My little bag will be on it's way to Oklahoma very soon.
I need to answer a few questions from that last post but I will do that next time as this will just be a quick one as I am trying to make a meal at the same time. I have pizza dough rising as we speak and have to go and see to it soon.


Now for my confession . . . .

As some of you will know I have been doing the quiltville mystery quilt and this weekend was going to be dedicated to getting a bit further along. I was nearly at the stage of completing all the blocks when alarm bells started ringing. The little basket that held some of the 9-patches seemed to have fewer in it than I thought I needed. A quick count and I was right. I THOUGHT I had made 100 but for some strange reason there were only 88. After a couple of re-counts the number stayed the same. I had a look under and behind things in case they had wandered but no - definitely 88. Luckily I had cut too many 1.5 inch strips so quickly joined some more up. Sew, press, cut - great.. Quick count .......2 short. ARGHH. Here's where I spat my dummy ( comforter ) out - lol !!! Stuck them all away in a strop....




But still I had loads of those extra strips lying around....mmmmmm what to do ?? Not supposed to be starting anything in January.....




4 inches finished -

Shall I or not ?? This is the fabric that called my name from Iceland and thanks to Gudrun is now in Wales..




Stay tuned - lol ! I have actually got a lot further along but want to do a bit more before I show my progress. I have had so much fun doing this.. Not planned at all and certainly not a UFO but I had a great time. Hope you all did too.

17 comments:

Belvie said...

Those blocks look great with that background fabric!

Hey, we have to just make the best of things when plans don't go as we expect! I say you were just making the most of the situation!

Linda said...

Love the background fabric with the blocks, and thanks for pulling my name......

Kristie said...

Don't you just hate when you come up short?!? Can't wait to see how it is turning out. I can't wait until she starts the next one in April.

I love how your little 9-patch turned out. The background fabric is beautiful!!
Kristie

Teresa said...

That quilt is going to be lovely Andrea! Sometiems the fabrics just call to you and you have to go along with them. Enjoy your 'oppotunity' quilt!

Danetta said...

I love the background fabric with the blocks.

I am so glad for Linda, my fellow Oklahoman and my blogger helper!

Colleen Eskridge almost formerly of South Africa said...

The blocks look great...love the stars quilt..what a lucky lady Carys is. colleen packing in Africa

Bren said...

I LOVE the fabric Gudrun sent with your blocks!! Gorgeous!!!

Joyce said...

Wow, you got a lot of comments by asking the lurkers to show themselves! Love the nine patch.

Jeanne said...

Aren't the quilts that just develop the best kind to make? So much fun. I think is looks great so far. Your CC quilt is simply gorgeous, too.

Kathy Wagner said...

You are too funny!
What is a strop?
Where did you hide them??

meggie said...

Love your little unexpected project!
Lucky Linda, winning the bag.

Wendy said...

Those are wonderful quilts you made with the 9patches. It's always the same...count and recount and the number doesn't change.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh my gosh how funny and fun at the same time. I love this combo!


Continue to enjoy. *karendianne.

Guðrún said...

*LOL* The blocks match the fabric so I can see why you wanted it.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love those blocks with that background fabric.
Congrats to Linda on her win!!!

Lynda said...

The background fabric is a masterstroke! It complements the pinks perfectly!

Kim said...

You should most certainly do what you have shown there. This will be a fantastic quilt. I did something similar. I can share the cutting and sewing information that I used if you would care to see it.
Kim
Stillmeadow Quilting