I decided I wanted to do a scrappy quilt - so I started digging through my bags of strips and scraps. I decided on the Oklahoma Backroads pattern on Bonnie's website -- and I needed 2 1/2 inch strips. I found a bag of 2 inch strips - I thought I had some 2 1/2 inch strips somewhere but I guess not. These strips were from a log cabin strip exchange and the colours are red, blue and green. So instead of the Oklahoma Backroads pattern I decided that I would do the "Quilt for an hour" project, which called for 2 inch strips.
So I pulled a bunch of blues, reds and greens out of my stash and started on Saturday. I am just going to do 12 blocks - I think that I can machine quilt that on my little sewing machine and I was thinking of giving the quilt to a friend who has been diagnosis with breast cancer last fall. She is not doing all that well and she is a really avid gardener and the fabrics have leaves and dragonflies and are kind of "earthy" . So I got this far in 2 hours or so. I am a fairly slow when I sew.
Everytime I start a new project Jim will say -- "oh, what are you doing?" Well -- I say " I have decided to make this quilt" "oh, how's the Mariner's Compass quilt coming along? and the blue and yellow one -- and the Dresdan plate one - I really like that one -" and on and on and lists all my quilts that are not finished --- can you believe that! He knows them all and keeps track as to how much I work on them. I think what I need to do is finish the Mariners compass quilt because he really likes that one and that might keep him quiet for awhile. Do all husbands do that? I think I need to ban him from my sewing room altogether.