Thursday, January 21, 2010

20 Minutes A Day and Stringing

. . . I’ve been trying to stick to it.  And, have been pretty darn successful doing it.  The twenty minutes each day is the easiest part of these two challenges.  Completing a String Project is a bit more to stick to.  First off, remember the twelve foot long strip of String pieces?  Well, the last time I saw it was when I photographed it so I could blog it.  Have looked high and low for it.  Nowhere to be found ! ! !   It’s twelve feet long and six inches wide.  HOWEVER, I’m certain it must be folded to a much smaller size - so much easier to hide from me.

In the meantime, there was a six foot length that did not get away and I have been working with it.  But haven’t completed even one tiny project using them.

I have, however, used an orphan block that was constructed from leftover 2.5" strips that were pieced side-by-side then cut into 2.5" strips.

diamond delight strip

diamond delight closeup  

From that I made block and had a long strip leftover.  Anywho, used this block and leftover strip to make my netbook a sheath/envelope to protect it while it’s in my purse.

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Finished two totes that have been setting around for months.

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I am still straightening and organizing as I go along.

Have signed up for a class at our lqs.  Dawn Heese, a local quilter/designer from Columbia, MO, will hold a class based on her quilt Geese In The Rose Garden from her book by the same name [published by The Kansas City Star].  It’s pieced and appliquéd.  I’m most interested in the hand-appliqué and Dawn is darn good at it. I want to learn as much as I can from this class.

Let’s see, what else has been happening . . . .
attended our local quilt guild meeting for the first time in a number of months.  It was great seeing everyone and truly enjoyed the program which was Dawn Heese.

Today we met for coffee with out-of-town friends. . . well, yes, we did meet at the Bakery.  They have great coffee ! ! !  Yes, we did have a Pecan goodie to go with the coffee.

Baby Ripple is moving right along. Still a ways to go before the border.

Oh, that’s it, that’s all for now.


  1. Love the 20 minute idea...I 'm off to see if I can find all the info.

    Hey, Love your opening song!

  2. I'm loving your projects. Keep up the good work with the 20 minuters.
    A x

  3. Hey....lost things show up in the most unexpected places...I found your 12' strip - it's still there on your Januaray 12 blog post!!! Love your finished projects.

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