Sunday, March 6, 2016

Not a completely unproductive day

Years ago, my grandmother (who, along with my other grandmother, taught me most of what I know about quilting) would participate every year in a town fundraising effort involving making and raffling a quilt.  Unfortunately the number of quilting ladies had dwindled over the years - time and attrition and all that.
Which is how I found myself sitting in the Grange Hall this afternoon, discussing quilt blocks and quiltmaking with a bunch of women who had also been roped in by my sister-in-law and (chiefly) her sister-in-law.  (I'll freely admit that 90% of the reason I showed up was so that I wouldn't get volunteered for anything in absentia...) 
There are only a few of us who are actual quilters, but everyone seems game to try, so this should be interesting.  I'll keep you posted.  Especially if it gets really interesting...

Meeting over, I headed to my studio to get a bit of work done before I ran out of steam completely.
I think I've finally got all the pieces for Allietare cut and corralled. 






That means I can put all the reds, blacks, and golds back into their respective spots, and it frees up the bin that I'd been keeping 2" Allietare strips in.  I can certainly put the bin to good use, given the ridiculous number of projects I've somehow got going.

Speaking of ridiculous projects, I got three more blocks done for the 365 Challenge.


These are the blocks for Feb 18th thru 21st. 
So, if I can make 3 blocks every 6 or 7 days, I should be caught up in...  um...  well...

Can someone give me a hand with the math here?  I think my brain has frozen.



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8 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I too have fallen behind a bit due to the number of projects I have going. But I did get almost caught up today. Thanks for sharing your lovely blocks with Oh Scrap!

Now that you have an empty bin, does that mean you get to start something new?

SandraC said...

I'm hoping to get a few 365's done this afternoon. Funny, I also am thinking if I do 2 or 3 per day I will catch up, lol

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I prefer to do several blocks at a sitting rather than one a day.

Julierose said...

How amazing that you have such a great group of ladies--and a Grange Hall, too!! I know what you mean about being "volunteered" if you're not there....lol
hugs, Julierose

Mystic Quilter said...

Not surprised the brain has frozen! However I too like to have a few things on the go, but my days of volunteering are over!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Looking at those Alietiere bits made me wonder.. have you made a red and black piggy? You need a red and black piggy.

Chantal L. said...

Well there you have it Gayle. Cynthia has filled your empty basket with a new project and Wanderingcatstudio has appointed you a new project "in absentia". lol. What else can I say?
The group sounds like fun. Wish there was such a group around here. Please do keep us posted. It'll be a riot I'm sure. ;^)

Cathy said...

Oh, a Grange Hall quilt with a variety of skill levels...should be exciting. I will stay tuned. Sounds like a quaint custom. And for what will the town use the money raised?