Monday, January 14, 2008

Sooooooo.....you're new to quilting and decided to join in on an online mystery quilt adventure. Yep....calls for 1.5" strips.... so what do ya do? Cut up a billion or so 1.5" strips. Well, now I know that I didn't need to cut every scrap I had into 1.5" strips, but I did it anyway....

See that picture with the duck wearing a raincoat over there? Yep, that's what you do with all those 1.5" strips. Make em into 1" squares! Kinda cute, eh? Eight inch blocks now. Next I figure I'll frame all the blocks. Ahhh... but what color do I want to frame them with? Big question, huh?



So? Which color? Which one makes em go "pop"? I can't decide. Maybe I've looked at them too long. Now I need everyone to leave a comment and let me know your opinions. There's also the option of white too....so????

Now onto other things. My basement flooded. Yep, finished berber carpeted nice basement. Not just a little minor problem. Nope...that would be too easy. Had to be the well pipe that comes from the well in the front yard into the house. Leaking right at the interior foundation wall that it comes thru. The well man was here today. Insurance man is coming tomorrow (uh huh), Miss Dig will be here at 8 am to mark my gas lines and then the well guys will show up, dig up my front yard, replace the pipe and then take my retirement fund. Ok...not the whole retirement fund, but some of it. It could always be worse. I need to remember that. I've just been a bit blue for the last couple of weeks and whiny and poopy. Yep, poopy. I used to be on a lot of meds for the "blues". I don't take anything anymore. I do pray more. A lot more. Not saying that will work for everyone. It has made a major diffence for me. That's all I know. It doesn't mean the blue days don't come. But I do recognize them sooner and seem to be able to pull myself out of it. That's enuf about that....

When I first started this blog, I mentioned a friend, Sharon from our church congregation who quilts, beautifully, I might add. She gave of her time and we started meeting at the church building and she taught me so much. She rocks. She also works at Joann's Fabrics. Back in the fall, we quit getting together due to everyone's schedules. Tomorrow night we are starting it back up. Not a class, but some of us just get together and work on projects and have Sharon to answer all my ....ooops....I mean our questions. It's really nice. I just hope I can get all the well and insurance stuff done before 5:30 so that I can go. I have more 1.5" strips left ... ya know?

Happy quilting ......



6 comments:

jillquilts said...

Oh, I can't decide! I like the red and the yellow. I think I like the red the best. Good luck with the well and water issues. Those are the pits! I hope that you can get to your get together tomorrow night. I enjoy the nights that I spend with my quilting buddies!

Gina said...

I prefer the third fabric. Is it black or navy blue? That seems to make the squares stand out.
I'm sorry that your basement has been flooded. Over in Britain not many people have basements so it would have been our living space that had flooded.

love and hugs xxx

Kristie said...

It is really hard for me to pick, I like them all. I think that is a great idea to use those little strips on. Can't wait to see it done, how many blocks are you making???

Good luck with your basement mess.
Kristie

Jen said...

Are you NUTS??? Seriously? 1.5" strips? LOL. I love it. I like the red...don't know why but I'm drawn to it.

water problems are the worst. I'm sorry you have to deal with it. =(

Catholic Bibliophagist said...

I vote for the black. It makes the other colors sparkle.

Hmmm. I was wondering what to do with my leftover 1.5 inch strips.

Maureen said...

Okay I really like it on the carpeting ... I also like it without any borders....The blocks are great!

Maureen
http://maureenquilts.blogspot.com/