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Awash in 2-patches

The picture features most of the 468 two-patch units made with 30’s prints and white squares. Some of them were used to make 76 one-patch units, but the rest will be sewn into four-patches for the 30’s Stars quilt.

Naturally, somewhere in all that sewing I miscounted. I came to the end of my colored squares and had 108 white squares left. I was cussing and mumbling to myself, certain I’d cut the right number of white squares and resigned to cutting a lot more colored ones, when J convinced me to just count the two-patches already made. 459 total: 9 short of the needed amount. I’m not sure how that happened, nor how I managed to cut so many more white squares than I needed. But it was a relief to just quickly cut 9 more colored squares and finish out the two-patches.

At this point late on Sunday night, most of the four-patches have been sewn, and about two-thirds of those have been pressed. I’m pooped, so the rest of them will wait for tomorrow so nothing gets sewn together backwards or anything like that.

Over on the git-‘er-done (err, “get it done”) list, I spent most of the week working on this 30’s Stars quilt (item 1) and did make some progress on the TV install. The frame is trimmed and checked for fit with the TV, and the measurements are made (and written down!) for the box which will attach to the frame. We went to Lowes to get bolts for the TV mount, as the bolts in the mounting kit were too long and too short respectively, and while we were there checked out the lumber selection. They’ve got 24 inch square plywood available, which is all we’ll need, so that’s a good savings over having to buy a 24 by 48 inch sheet.

Nothing’s been done on the other two action items, in part because if I can finish the 30’s Stars quilt before two more weeks go by I can take it in to my quilter in person instead of having to mail it to her. And that’s a highly desirable outcome.

Check out what other quilters are racing to finish at Judy Laquidara’s Design Wall Monday!

Date: 2013-01-07 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I just love 30's prints. I bought some and have done nothing with them yet. Soon!

Date: 2013-01-07 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
These were mostly collected years ago, waiting for this quilt. Don't wait as long as I did; thank goodness fabric keeps!


Date: 2013-01-08 05:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] (from
I love your fabrics and I NEVER count out my sub units or patches correctly... glad you did have to cut more. Good luck with your installs!

Re: dwm

Date: 2013-01-09 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks! I'm usually better about the counts; not sure what happened this time!

Date: 2013-01-17 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love how neat and tidy they look lined up around your machine. 30s fabrics and colors always look so crisp and clean. You are making progress on your list, too!

Date: 2013-01-17 05:59 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Slowly but surely, progress is happening. We're starting to get packed up to get back on the road so I'm not working on the list as fast as I'd hoped, but better than not working on it at all!

Date: 2013-01-17 10:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Where's your next stop? I really miss traveling fulltime with Paul. It was too much work for me alone, but I loved doing it with him. When I look back on those 5 years, it seems so carefree!

Date: 2013-01-18 02:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
If all goes well, we'll be making our way south from the Central Valley and then across Texas the long way (rts 8 and 10) to Baton Rouge for Mardi Gras. *crosses fingers*


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