Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Block and Some Strips

I didn't get a lot done this weekend. Too much visiting, shopping and entertaining! I still have some quilting to do on my Christmas table cover. Also haven't finished quilting my mother's 9patch. I hope to work on the table cover as soon as I get off the computer. I did finish the Friday Block Party block for this week. It is called 'Another Star'. But it looks just like a sawtooth star to me - only it is not constructed the same way. According to the pattern on the Quilter's Cache, it is done with flying geese and HST, but I made mine all in half square triangles. I had a lot of triangle pieces of greens (from the table cover) and I didn't want more triangles from making the flying geese units, so I just pieced them and this is what I got.

Not my favourite block, but I am sure that it will be fine in a sampler quilt at some time in the future.

While looking through my stash bin for the triangles, I found more strips than anyone is supposed to own! I'm not kidding. They are in two huge bins and I am not able to close them anymore! So I started thinking ways to use them up. I saw that Stephanie from Loft Creations has issued a quilt challenge, but I did not really want to join that. I am so bad with keeping up with things. However, it seems that I am making these strip units anyway. I made 23 of them this weekend! And that was just in between all the other things I did. It was very relaxing work. Just sewing strips together without much thought. Now I have run out of muslin for the foundation of these blocks. It's a good thing, because I think I need to get back to my quilting! I hope to get some more muslin on the weekend.

Tonight I am going out for dinner with a group of teachers and friends from a school I worked at over 20 years ago. It's kind of like a dinner club. They go out once a month. I have not been able to go for over 2 years because of my 'condition', but tonight one of my wonderful friends is going to pick me up. I think I am ready to start doing a bit of walking and get back into my regular routine. I am really looking forward to it!

12 comments:

the dutch purple rabbit said...

it's look very nice and have fun tonight.

nynke

nicolette said...

Those string blocks look gorgeous!

Enjoy your night out!!

LizzieJane said...

Love those colors! Have a wonderful time tonight Hetty!
x

Exuberant Color said...

Your colorful blocks are great!

Have a great time out with your friends.

Barb said...

I like your quilt...but it seems that my scraps seem to grow when I am sleeping.

glad you are getting out.....have a wonderful time!!

Vicki said...

Nice colours on the string blocks. Have a wonderful time out tonight.

Cara said...

Have a great time tonight! The strips look great.

Pat said...

I like that green block and the string blocks. I'm glad you are getting to have dinner with your friends, too.

Shasta said...

Your strips look really good - such wonderful colors dancing together. Have a great time at your dinner.

Keiko said...

I like the way you used your strips. It's very interesting and
pretty! We too are having a spring-like weather today with the temperature up to 19C at noon. I'm
glad to hear you're going out for dinner with your friends. Have a good time at the party! Talk to you soon.

Oiyi said...

The string blocks are so colorful. I love how they all look together.

em's scrapbag said...

Your strip blocks are fabulous. Aren't they addictive?