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March 03, 2009

"Sure," she said.  "Bad Business" by Robert B. Parker ♦♦♦♦◊

I don't even think I should officially dub anything in the post as a UFO... I'm so far behind in my self-imposed quilt-related obligations that right now everything's just thread and fabric. The last time that my sewing machine or iron was turned was 14th February. For me, that's a long, long time.

Jan Calendar Challenge Ignoring the fact that it is early March, I'll jump up and down and proudly show you the finished January "block" for my Calendar Quilt Challenge.

The finished "block" has been trimmed to 9½ x 36".

All of the strips are from my scrap bag - literally a brown paper bag that sits on the floor within arm's reach of my sewing machine. The only design guidance I allowed myself was to stick to blues, purples and greens for this month.

...and I'm pretty sure that it's not nearly as rainbow-shaped as it appears, though the striped strip does smile a bit!

Jan Challenge Detail
Special dates include my grandson's first date, my little dog's birthday and the inauguration of our new president.

The appliqué and stitchery is the January block from Ellie's Quiltplace Country Calendar BOM.

(Woot! Kinda like two BOM's in ONE!!)

February started with small squares, rather than strips. According to my quilt calendar? It's February 11.

I've got the whole pink thang going here - all of the fabrics are set aside in a tin so that I can just randomly grab one and not have to dig (much).

To keep the final size down to something a bit smaller than a tarp, I plan to stick with itty squares, but intersperse strips in between them so I have room to write in the important dates, like Mr. W's birthday, our anniversary, you know, little stuff like that!

Feb BasketAnd here's my February basket from the Bunny Hill Designs A Tisket, A Tasket BOM.

After seeing some of the wonderful blocks in my quilting forums and at the BOM's Flickr group, I'm thinking my birds are pretty boring. I have 2 days or so to decide if I want to change them, then the next block will be published and my focus will shift. (Short attention span, yanno)

So there you have it. There is a a lot of progress on the Red Delicious block #2, and I'm not gonna get twitchy that block #4 has already been posted. No, I'm not. Gonna. T-t-twitch.

And I suppose that you might wonder about the 2009 Advent Sew-Along button that's over on that there sidebar. Uh. I have a brilliant idea.

I think I might just have to go find my sewing room. Apparently I'm feeling well enough to feel a bit guilty, so it must be time to engage in some active meditation. Beats the heck outta folding laundry.


permalink 2 Comments:
At 3/04/2009 9:11 AM, Blogger Darcie Babbled Back:  

LOVE the calendar project that you've got going! It's strippy-meets-stashbusting-meets-journalistic fantastic!

Work at your own pace...and enjoy the process, T! ;-)

At 3/04/2009 6:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous Babbled Back:  

What a fantastic idea there T .. i just love it and a wonderful way to note the great things that have happened in the year! How cool is that!

still trying to find the ONE post that explains it all **sigh ... i think my cold has congested my brain / thought processes ;) any hints??


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