Wednesday, September 23, 2009


I'm going to be a zombie in the morning. It is 2 AM and I am still awake, and curiously alert. I know it is because I leave for a 10-day trip in the morning and I don't really want to go. I guess if I put off going to bed, I put off leaving, right?

Of course, everyone else is in bed, so I've been sewing. First, I sewed together some border blocks for my scrappy star quilt, just because they are faster than the star blocks and I wanted immediate gratification.

Yup, I'm gratified. I'm going to love this quilt! Although, after seeing this photo, I may see if I prefer to have the rows with the light stars on a dark background next to the border.

Then I started playing with the un-usable scraps that I've trimmed off my GGG quilt, the ones I can't square up to 2" square. I just can't throw them away, so I thought I'd see what I could come up with by crumb piecing. My first idea was a house block with the GGG crumb pieces in the window and door.
I'm not sure how I feel about it, but it was fun and easy to make. Perhaps I'll come up with some other ideas while traveling this next week. I did not end up kitting something to take with me, because everything was just too big. These additional fees to check a bag are very frustrating. I feel like I am not a good steward of my employer's money if I waste money on a checked bag fee. So, I'm packing super light. I hope I don't forget anything. Like my PASSPORT....OK, I'm back. It would have been a disaster if I had forgotten my passport.

Anyway, I should stop putzing around and go to bed. I'll do my best to post from the road. Get in some extra quilting for me, would ya?

I hope I win...

I brought my soup (leftovers from two nights ago) up to my desk for lunch today. I just had to catch up on some blogs - I feel really out of the loop. You guys do some pretty amazing things and you keep me not only informed but inspired. The happy of quilts of Judi at Green Fairy Quilts always make me smile, so I am thrilled that she is having a giveaway! I hope I win, I hope I win, I hope I win...

I hit the road tomorrow. Tonight, I am thinking of making up some tiny Dresden Plates to take with me. Not that I need to start anything new, but my current projects aren't hand projects, so what is a girl to do? I'm also taking my laptop. At least I should be able to catch up and keep up with all of your blogs while I am gone.