Monday, January 30, 2006

"Charmed, I'm sure"

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I love the weekend. I look forward to it all week long and make plans of how I'll spend it. Sometime it goes according to plan, sometimes it doesn't. This week was a mix of both, but nice none-the-less. I was actually productive! I cleaned and did laundry as well as crafting! Friday night I did something that wasn't on my list and went down to Provo and stayed at my sisters. We had fun watching "The Office" and then talking quilting in the morning.

Saturday morning before heading back up to Salt Lake to be productive, I stopped at the great used book store "Pioneer Book" on Center Street. I was looking for some used copies of the Chronicles of Narnia, but of course with the recent release of the movie, they're all sold out. While browsing I came across a fun book of "Etiquette" from the 1930's. I didn't buy it, but reading through different chapters was enlightening. I now know how to behave at the Opera and when no Chaperone is available. Isn't it funny how society has changed so much just in the last 50 years?

A lunch date with some good girlfriends broke up the afternoon craft time, not unhappily. I was able to finish all the quilt blocks and piece them together. Then it was time for a date, which included some Swing Dancing, which was too much fun! It has been way too long since I've been dancing! I will definitely be going back, especially since I won a free pass in a drawing. I may even enter the "non-professional" competition that will be starting in March, if I can coerce a partner to join me.

Here's a look at the progress on the quilt. I put the first border on last night. I also bound my graph paper journal last night, check it out. Here are my original sketches for the quilt, as you can see, I was a little confused at first, as to how log cabin squares were assembled. But I figured it out, and hopefully the finished dimensions will be around 60"x72" as seen in the second sketch.
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Here it is, pieced and sewn, just waiting for the last wide border in the brown stripe.

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I really love how it's coming together. Now all I need to do is find some backing material and practice my machine quilting! There was some progress on the hat and a bit on Clapotis, hopefully I'll get some more work done on them tonight while watching 24.


carrie said...

i really admire the patience it must take to quilt. the colors and patterns you chose are fantastic. please tell me that you are keeping it for yourself!

and that sounds like a nearly perfect weekend. swing dancing!

Angela said...

Wow, your quilt is looking awesome!