05 December 2008
The Thanksgiving holiday came and went so fast!
CarGuy and I had an intimate dinner for two with the requisite turkey and dressing. We toasted each other with wine while indulging in our one Thanksgiving tradition: listening to Arlo Gutherie's Alice's Restaurant. (The link will take you to a new verision on YouTube.) TheKid did not come off the mountain because of a fast moving snow storm that subsequently dumped 45" of snow in the Rocky Mountains.
CarGuy helped clean up the dinner debris and followed the lead of guys everywhere after a big meal and fell asleep in the recliner. I ended up in the sewing room.
For three and a half days I cut quilt pieces. There are now quilt kits for three different QOV quilts and one commissioned king size quilt. I use the Iris Scrapbook Case, one for each quilt. There are seven Moda Red, White and Bold charm packs in the top case which will result in two quilts. The folded fabrics on the top will be for borders and bindings. The middle case has a jelly roll of the Moda Red, White and Bold and the bottom case is the commission quilt.
Precutting like this is such a timesaver.
The D9P you see on the design wall was made by the members of The Material Girls. I taught them how to make a D9P in exchange for the blocks to make up for a QOV . One of the members is a long arm quilter and will be quilting the resulting quilt which will then be given to Alycia when bound, as will the other three QOV. There were thirteen(?huh?) blocks, so with the addition of eight more and a couple of borders it will make a quilt that will meet the minimum size requirements.
Gramps' rocking chair is great to sit in and hand stitch. And hold the quilt kits at the ready.