Monday, March 30, 2009

A Busy 'Break'...


Does this really look like I have been on a break.......cutting and cutting and cutting...........


AND cutting and cutting......and then some sewing and sewing a bunch of these............


And all that cutting and sewing turned into this..........


And.........yes, this!!!!!..................................
Both of these 'throws' have 8 inch blocks. The whole 'recipe' calls for 99 of these....which I busily sewed and sewed until I had enough......but when I finished it WAS HUGE. I had enough to lay out 2 quilt tops with 6 x 8 squares in each. The above picture shows one layed out on a double bed. I think by the time I get the borders on each one they will be a NICE size throw. I have TONS of green colored fabrics and have been wanting a fallish style throw for Fall.....but after this was all said and done I don't think I brought my green pile down but maybe by an inch in height. DARN! I hate that when that happens. The pattern I chose is 'Star Struck' from one of Bonnie's over at Quiltville.com. The next one I am working on is her 'Cathedral Stars'.....ooouuuu.....lots of pieces to that one!!!

Ok, I think I am off to the 'big city' today......Mr. Brown Dirt keeps asking if I'm ever going to the grocery store again!!!

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34 comments:

  1. Two??? His and hers perhaps? Stunning. You HAVE been busy. You mean Mr. Brown Dirt wants you to shop for food AND cook it when you could be sewing? Men! :o)

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  2. So that is what you've been up to. Well I'm greatly impressed. God for you! This is lovely. Really really lovely.

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  3. Wowee, Belinda! Love your blocks and colors! That is a lot of cutting and sewing, I can tell!! Sorry your green sash looks unchanged. :-)

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  4. Belinda! I turn my back for 2 seconds and you've rustled up not 1 but 2 quilts. I love those greens. I thought they were all the same for a moment and looking again see they're not.

    Go to the top of the class and tell Mr D B if he wants groceries to get them himself. You're busy.

    xx

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  5. You have been a busy girl. Great job!

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  6. Not much of a break, but oh how wonderful!

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  7. Wow you have been busy. Great quilt.
    I am going to be taking a workshop with Bonnie next month and she is going to be our guild speaker. Should be fun.

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  8. Nice! That kind of happened to me too, I was laying out my current quilt and when i added up the numbers they were fine, but when I sewed them up, it was huge!!! I had to delete the sashing and the borders.

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  9. busy sewing, great looking!

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  10. What a busy girl you have been! Looks wonderful!

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  11. PS - it's my birthday today! Everyone is invited to come over and say hi.

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  12. Wow, I am so impressed with your productivity!
    The colors you chose are so wonderful; looking forward to seeing how it looks after the quilting.

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  13. Oh my, you busy little bee, just beautiful, really beautiful!!

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  14. Oh my gosh but that is gorgeous!! Here I figured you were taking a break to plant a garden but instead you were having fun with fabric.

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  15. Oh my - you have been busy - those are fabulous - one for you and one for Mr. Brown Dirt?

    That next one looks like a doozy. Have fun.

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  16. I love, love LOVE these! 2 throws! I bet a little piece of you is now waiting for fall!

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  17. Oh man.. I hear you on both fronts.. the stash not going down much.. and the pantry going down too much.
    The quilt top is wonderful! HUGE!

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  18. Wow, I love it! You put your greens to an excellent use . Congrats on having so much patience, too :)

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  19. oh wow! Belinda...that is awsome!
    Love the quilts..
    Julia ♥

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  20. Isn't that wierd how the fabric stash never gets smaller, only bigger? LOL I love your new quilts!

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  21. I enlarged the photo and see that it is a vegtable garden!

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  22. Welll.... wowweeeeee Belinda,
    this is simply awesome!!
    I think you're amazing making all those blocks in such a short time... Wow!!
    It's fantastic!! You go girl!!

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  23. Great work!! and doesn't that orangey red make it hum!
    Much more exciting than grocery shopping! Tracey

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  24. It turned out great! Bonnie has some great quilts, and you have done her justice.

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  25. Wow! That's alot of cutting! My carpal tunnel wouldn't like that!

    Have fun in the CITY!

    As always, its great to hear from you!

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  26. You have been very busy indeed. I love your work!
    Micki

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  27. Dear Belinda, I see you love old teapots? I love them too. I love your scrap quilts, they are so colourful - Natima

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  28. Great job Belinda. Love the way it looks like stars but move your eye over and you have a circle shape. I like quilts that make you look twice.

    LOL I know the feeling about house duties.

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  29. That's a ton of cutting and sewing - well worth the effort! :)

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  30. gorgeousness....what a great "break" you've had!

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  31. Now *that* is a lot of cutting! Whew!

    Your break was pretty productive!

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  32. dang amazing! this is stunning!!!

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  33. OK....I want to know the name of your vitamins and I want some....
    I want a bushel!!lol
    Those 2 quilts are gorgeous.

    I'm kinda of poking along getting the house done 1 room at a time. Seem to me that 30 years ago it went much faster. Even when I blast the rock & roll music and try to pump some energy into it...my old bones just don't quite react the way they use too. "My pants just don't want to get up and dance anymore".

    I'm working on my 2009 Journal Quilt, where you make a mini.. 8.5 X 11" piece of backing and fill it with whatever is going on in your life right then. When the year is done you can either use them as a wall hanger or make a unique throw. It's fun but best of all it's fast.

    Miss you guys and especialy you Belinda....I must set a date to work for to get back in the groove and get the blog going again.

    (((Hugs)))~~Fran...:c)

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  34. Granny Belinda,you reminded me of the quilts made by my grandmother far away in India.the quilts are amazing.lot of hard waork.

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