Wednesday, June 30, 2021
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
As I watched Stage 3 of the Tour de France (TDF) that I had taped, I sewed blocks into rows. I got three rows sewn together. The missing row is sitting at the sewing machine ready to be sewn together tonight.
Monday, June 28, 2021
I needed to move the quilt pieces for the odds and ends top. I needed my bigger design wall for the flannel quilt top so I sewed together most of the top and moved the sections to the smaller design wall. I need to figure out another fabric to use to add a bit more size to the top. I drew lines for the seams that still need sewn. It is hard to take a good picture since this wall is blocked by my big table.
Friday, June 25, 2021
Last night I got the last three pieces of flannel plaids cut into strips
Thursday, June 24, 2021
I did get the other half of the flannel washed last night. For two straight hours I pressed and cut flannel. I now only have three more pieces to press and cut. Here are the strips that were last night's production.
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
I got a few more blocks sewn together.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Here are those blocks all sewn and pressed. I like to make them both ways, that is, alternating the position of the solids and plaids.
Monday, June 21, 2021
The weekend went slow and I feel like I got a lot done. I got all the strips sewn together and sliced.
Friday, June 18, 2021
What a week! At work I have been recruited to help out on some jobs that are way behind with submittals. A submittal is information that a contractor has to give to us which in turn gets sent to the architect for approval. For instance, product information on Hollow metal doors and frames. The contractor says what he plans on installing using the specifications for the project as a guideline and then the architect will review giving an approval or say try again because something is not correct. This submittal process applies to almost everything that is used on a project. It is a lot of work to compile everything and move the documentation from contractor to architect then architect back to the contractor. That is what I am now doing. I have done this before, but I have to use different software this time. The fellow that has been teaching me is a younger guy - late 30's?- and he nicely gave me a hard time when I said that I needed to write down the process. Eventually I will have the process memorized, but one time thru - no. Still don't have the process written down; he didn't have time to run me thru it again. So after a week of doing this I am glad it is Friday! I did get a few more blocks make before unexpected, but welcomed company came last night
Thursday, June 17, 2021
I got the first group of strips sewn together. I have to say I am loving my new wool pressing pad. I bought a big one so a half width of fabric would fit. I am impressed on how my seams lay down with a lot less effort! I wish I would have had one of these decades ago!
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
I only had time to pair up the plaid flanned strips with the solids I have right now.
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
The temperature was 75 degrees and the humidity 45% when I got home from work so that meant I could stand to mow the grass. There also was a nice breeze which helped a lot! I got the back and sides done. Tonight the temps will be about the same so I will mow the front and try to get some trimming done. I did get some strips cut from the last three pieces of flannel.