OK, in my zeal to use up fabric on my Paperweights pattern, I think I cut up one of the remaining two borders for my Jack and Gourdy Throw a Party quilt. Aughhhhhh! I found a piece of one border but not the other border. I can kill myself for that act of stupidity! Can you believe I did that?
In other news, I finally have Dan's quilt and the lizards off the quilt frame in my dining room. So I can put another on there and actually get some work done again. I rummaged through my EXTENSIVE UFO top collection and came up with a couple of possibilities. I finally settled on the Dogs.
And on my machine piecing portion of my quilt room, I began work on a new top called Paperweights by Aardvark Quilts. It is pure love. Until.........
And I am using up a lot of stash stuff there as well. I had a very large learning curve with the piecing and cutting. I ruined 3 of the circles before it finally hit me what I needed to do. I cut up some fat quarters because she calls for 1/4 yard of 14 fabrics. Never thought about it, but you cannot use FQs, it must be length. So last night I was in there cutting up some more fabrics. You would think she would put that little note in her pattern tips, but no. I would have appreciated that bit of knowledge before I cut up my fat quarters.
I have ordered a kite ruler and that should be here on Monday. I thought a tri recs ruler would do for the background parts, but you need a 45 degree ruler, which NO ONE IN THE ENTIRE CITY HAD.......so I had to buy a petal ruler and am making do. Sigh.
The Paperweights are testy things, you have to do every thing so perfectly and that is not really how I sew. This may be the thing that gets my goat. But so far, so good.
glen: patience is a virtue, especially in quilting