Saturday, March 12, 2011

Has it really been almost two weeks since I last posted? I wish I had more to show for it. I decided to make a new quilt for cuddling up on the couch and looked at patterns on several different websites but couldn't quite find what I was looking for. I wanted something with lots of white background and blocks made from scraps. Oh, and something fairly easy since I'm impatient (I first typed "INpatient"-it's funny because it's true) and not extremely competent.

I eventually ended up in someone's flickr stream and saw this quilt posted.

Lucky for me, she posted a brief tutorial on her blog and I immediately got to work cutting scraps. I spent several hours cutting and piecing yesterday and thought I had made a good dent. When I counted, I only had 25 pieced scrap strips and I need 80. Yikes! Not even close. Luckily, I have tons of fabric so I sliced into a bunch more this morning and I'm now up to 55.

I'm loving the scrappy, random look and I think it's going to look great against the white. I also think vintage sheets would be an excellent choice for the strips but of course I didn't think of that until I had made 30 or so strips.

See my portable dvd player in the background of the picture? I think I mentioned before that I always watch something while I sew. Yeah, I already watch plenty of tv but trust me, 20 hours a week at the sewing machine would get lonely. So, I've been watching "Seinfeld" from beginning to end and am currently on Season 7 so it's coming to an end soon. Any other ideas for a long running series I could watch from start to finish? I was considering the "Gilmore Girls" but I really hated the last season.

In other news, I only have a few things left in my shop and am just about ready to close things up. I just reduced prices on what's remaining so take another peek and see if there's something you must have.


Christine said...

I love the scrappy quilt that you found. I think all that hard work is going to pay off when it's finished!
I love Gilmore Girls I have all the seasons on DVD it was my favorite show when it was on TV. But I was wondering why you did not like that last season? I hated that the actresses got greedy and decided not to continue without more pay so it ended up getting canceled, they could of at least gone another season and finished the show off right. Given the circumstances I didn't think the last season was that bad. But I did hate the last episode, even my husband who I forced to watch it with me hated the last episode.
Have fun cutting your scraps, it's gonna look great!

Tonya said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt!

As for tv seasons. I have several. I will say these are all adult only though. Dh and I like to watch tv seasons alone at night in our room. My absolute fave is Dexter!!!! Also, love Mad Men, The Tudors and recently watched the first season of Boardwalk Empire.

ALBodley said...

Have you seen Veronica Mars? It's one of my favorite shows.
Can't wait to see your quilt!

Kelci said...

Ooooo, Veronica Mars is one I haven't thought of! I never watched that when it was on but always thought it looked good.

Christine, I just thought the last season GG had too much going on. I hated Logan's character and I really hated all of the stuff between Luke and Lorelei. I get way too invested in tv show characters:)

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt’s “Mad About You” rocked a side of New York life that Seinfeld didn’t portray. My spousal unit enjoyed it too and that says a lot-he’s a news junkie. Give it a try and I advise watching it in order-of course.