Monday, October 26, 2009

Weekend Cut Out

I started cutting out pieces for my latest project and got discouraged. So I emailed a quilter who had made the same project and asked her advice. That's all it took and I got busy.
Thanks again for the advice....

She had recommended breaking things down into sets of ten. I liked the idea. So doing housework --- I'd cut out 100 pieces and stop and work on the house a little more. Before you know it I'm labelling zip lock bags and have all 1176 pieces cut out for this quilt. Tonight, hopefully I start half-square triangles. I plan on --again-- breaking things down in sets--- rather than being overwhemed by thehugs undertaking. Yep-- you'll probably be sick of me talking about it before it's over with....

This weekend. Chelsey was home about 10:30 Saturday night. She's still got the cold-bug she's had. She's been tested for H1N1, but she's just got the oldfashioned, vanilla flavored cold. The pups were thrilled to see her. But I was even more glad. I got up early Sunday and cooked a huge lunch and left instructions for oven times and temps for her. I went off to church and an outstanding sunday school class. Came home to Chelsey and football. I snuck in the afternoon nap while she was at a friends. When she got home we cooked spaghetti and then watched 'The secret life of Bees." If you haven't seen it... you must. It's a great story.

I talked with Eric... he's out healing the world giving out flu vaccines or testing people's sugar counts or something. They really make the students focus on volunteer hours. He's got a life and he's living it to the most.

The weather was cold, dreary, and rainy... but you couldn't tell it by my attiude -- it was perfect for quilting. Again-- watch that movie....

15 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Your "Quilter" Friend has great words of wisdom and I like her style. Great idea to break it down to what feels manageable and not overwhelming.

Karen said...

What quilt are you cutting out for? It must have a million pieces!
I read the book "Secret Life of Bees" and saw the movie. Very good. I also read "The Mermaid Chair" by the same author. It is a good read.

Lori said...

1176 pieces! My, oh my, that would overwhelm me too! Even cutting out 100 at a time would.

Stina said...

That is a great idea.. I hate cutting fabric... But then on the other hand.. I cant cut out a whole quilt at once.. I need to add different fabrics all the time..:o) So I cant cut that much... maybe just a third..:o)

Carol said...

What an absolutely perfect weekend! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

I checked out your link, and this quilt is a winner. You must have been nutty after cutting all those pieces! It's going to be beautiful.

Lisa D. said...
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Lisa D. said...

Karen sent me over to follow your progress on the quilt that she and I both made (and I dubbed the "Red Monster"). I will be anxious to see how yours turns out. It was fun to make. Here's a link to mine.
http://tinyurl.com/yf5y9y4

Libby said...

Cutting is my least favorite task - you've come up with a great way to tame the chore *s*
I set the dvr to record Secret Life of Bees. Thanks for the tip.

The Roslaskys said...

I've been putting off cutting strips for a queen-size Log Cabin quilt I want to make, and this advice is just what I needed to get cutting. Since it's going to be scrappy, I can stop and sew when the cutting gets boring. Thanks for the push in the right direction.

Kathy in FL

Patty said...

sounds like you have been busy and its dreary here in Texas too, but I like that weather. Keeps me inside working on the projects I NEED to be doing

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, that's a lot of pieces!

McIrish Annie said...

Wow,1197 pieces! Now I don't feel so bad about the 597 rectangles I spentthe last month cutting out for my new project!

I too read Secret Life of Bees and loved it. Haven't seen the movie but it's on my list.

julieQ said...

I guess it is true...we can eat an elephant a bite at a time!!

MARCIE said...

Hi Mel, way to go with all that cutting! And housework too. Always a tricky balance. I like your plan.
I read that Bees book and loved it,now I need to find the movie. Wishing you well in the UP!