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November 04, 2008

What else mattered?  "Obsession" by Jonathan Kellerman ♦♦♦♦◊

eta: Thanks to E, I've learned that the ability to comment on this and other posts has been impaired. Since I didn't DO anything in my template or settings, I can only guess that Blogger has intentionally or unintentionally introduced a new "feature". Since it's been so long since I've left myself a comment, I don't know if what I've done to "Fix" the revoltin' development will require you, the commenter, to click an extra time. If so, you're welcome for the opportunity to burn an extra calorie.
(Oh, and please send me an email if you still can't comment. Thank you.)

Oct Wordle

Heh. Apparently, last month Edna got a lot of blog time over here at Chez Babble. Notice there, where it says in big print, "Go, Edna, Quilt Something!" Okay, so I added the punctuation... If you click-to-big, in smaller print, it says "Brenda, Quilt Something!" :snort:

(Fine print: Word cloud brought to you by Wordle.com)

Last night as we were walking Puppy Butt around the house so she could do her thing, I looked in the window of my sewing room and really liked the look of the flimsy that was hanging on my wall. Look almost like a real day-core item. The next window was the storage/guest room. Totally blank, white, boring wall.

So hoping to remedy the boring wall situation, I pulled out the shoebox-sized plastic bin this evening that holds scraps and hunks of fabric from a couple of lines that I've been hoarding. The 'collection' started out with Nancy Halvorsen's True Friends line. I've added similar-feeling fabs to those and used them to make Patti's Quilt. Patti's Quilt is on the bed in the storage/guest room.

As I'm pulling the fabrics out of the box I'm finding partial fat quarters, some left-over 9.5" squares and rail fences from the quilt and some of the posies. I run across some background white/light rectangles with HSTs sewn to each end of them - though they're 12.5" so won't fit with the other stuff. I find a couple of lone HST's (is that self-cancelling? 'a couple of lone...'?) and some actual yardage of the True Friends fabric that I was apparently planning to use as backing for something. (Quick snap pic late at night...) THEN look what I pulled out of the box:



11x43" if I finished it as is, though I have plenty more fabric that could be used to add another border, to hang above a full-sized (double) bed as sort of a headboard-looking thing.

And I have an option: The leftover squares, rail fences and posies. I have enough of them to essentially make an extra row that matches the quilt - 9x54" (or 63") before borders.

Go figure. I have choices.

In scrappy news, the 1,188 light-colored 2.5" squares that I've been whining about for months now are no longer the dark cloud over my head - I'm down to needing "only" 400 light squares now (and 250 dark/mediums and a similar number of 4.5, 5.5 and 6.5" long rectangles, but I'm not complaining).

Of course, that's if I don't break down and try to do the Quilting for Less Mystery Tablerunner that has smitten me. Not the Thanksgiving runner because I'm being strong and not looking, though I'm saving all of the clues, but the runner whose steps have all been posted and I looked at the solution. It only requires 152 light/white squares. Should be a walk in the park, eh? Sheesh.

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permalink 4 Comments:
At 11/04/2008 3:03 PM, Blogger Fiber Babble Babbled Back:  

grrr. having probs with comments... working on it!

At 11/04/2008 3:07 PM, Blogger Fiber Babble Babbled Back:  

...almost fixed...

At 11/04/2008 4:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Babbled Back:  

okay let's test your comment form ..

okay brain fart .. oh yeah ... I've got the wordle thing bookmarked and it'll have to wait for a bit a I can't upgrade to the version of java it needs .. talk about biting big time ..

ah well .. coo on your finds .. how cool is THAT!

and prolly not going to do fleece for ky's quilt .. i rather enjoy my level of insanity and wish to keep it .. that would likely just drive my sorry ass over the edge!! pfft



At 11/04/2008 11:08 PM, Blogger Edna Babbled Back:  

Hmmmmm... verrrry interesting! Geepers - I didn't know you talked about me THAT much! LOL

Isn't it nice to open a container and find something already half done for you! It's a bit like winning a little lotto. Love the blocks with the flowers and putting something with it to tie into the quilt on the bed would look fantastic, like you had always PLANNED it that way, ya know?? Your guests will be soooo

Uh oh... now I have to go check out ANOTHER mystery project - thanks a lot! :p


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