Tuesday, May 18, 2010

A Nice Day

Good afternoon,

We are actually having a nice day. The sun is shining and it is in the 70's. I think this may be the nicest day we have had so far this month. They are calling for more rain tomorrow, but say we may have a nice weekend. I hope they are right. I am so tired of every weekend being cold and rainy.

I finished the Noah's Ark quilt quite a while ago, but just got it washed , so thought I'd share a picture or two with you.
As you can see, Callie liked it. I had to make her get down so I could take a picture. That put her in a huff, so she moved to my ironing board. LOL
I had a 'duh' moment when I was trimming the half square triangles for the Daisy Star quilt. I had bought a June Tailor ruler for making HST's quite a while ago. I had used it a little bit, but not a lot. I started trimming the HST's to size. I'll show you a picture of the ruler so you can see what I am trying to explain.
You line up the HST's on the lines, then have a slot on the right and on the left to run your rotary cutter down. I had done maybe 25 of these, thinking it was going to take forever. I was only using the right slot and turning the HST after each cut, so 4 times.  Finally it dawned on me why there was a left slot with numbers. By using both slots to cut, I only have to turn them 2 times. (Well, actually I line it up 2 times, but only have to turn it once.) LOL  I felt pretty dumb for a bit, but then was happy to have figured it out. Anyone else have these 'duh' moments?

I figured out that I have 5 projects waiting for bindings, so I think I will get off here and get some of them sewed on. That will give me something to work on tonight while I watch Biggest Loser. Everyone have  a great day. Thank you for visiting.


Crispy said...

Oh yes LOTS of dumb moments here and not with just quilting stuff LOL


~Joann~ said...

Winona~ Glad you are having some nice weather,ours can't seem to make up it's mind this past weekend it was almost 90' and yesterday and today it is cloudy and around 70'. I prefer the cloudy cooler weather but do enjoy the sun. Like the Noah's ark quilt, very pretty colors.

Bren said...

A 90 minute phone chat and 2 posts in 24 hours....WHAT A BLESSING!!!!
I love the Noah's Ark quilt. The hand quilting is beautiful. I wish I had all those quilts waiting for bindings!!!
((((hugs)))) I sure did miss you!

Granny J said...

Another great finish. Lately I seem to have DUH moments on a regular basis. LOL

Libby said...

What a sweet picture!! I love Callie and the quilt!!

Lisa said...

What is it with cats and quilts? I can't baste mine without my cat Mattan curling up on it.
Oh, and I am so glad I'm not the only one with those "duh" moments! Gorgeous quilt, as always.

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