Oct 15, 2010

Friday Night Sew In for October

As I mentioned in my earlier post, tonight was the October Friday Night Sew In.
I was excited to continue working on my stalled Civil War Tribute blocks. I am way - very way- behind! Tonight I intended to make at least one of these:

I need 4 of them in total!

Here is how the night began:

5:30pm- leave work

6:00pm- arrive home to pick up the DH for dinner at our favorite neighborhood pub.

6:30pm- order is in, Youngest Child is pulling into the parking lot. We catch up on each others day over yummy-ness.

7:30pm- return home. Check mail, love on the dog a bit (it's been a long day), have a cup of coffee.

8:00pm- finish cutting the last of the 300 triangles needed for blocks. Yes, you read that number right- at my calculation, it will take a total of 300 triangle units to complete all 4 blocks:

8:30pm- begin construction of the 3" (unfinished) half-square triangle units:

10:00pm- begin squaring up the half-square triangles. Tendinitis is setting in!

10:30 take a break from squaring up and construct the beginning of the 4 needed blocks using these instructions:

and get this far- 4 square in a square units, addition of Flying Geese units to two sides (x 4):

11pm- call it a night- these blocks can be a bear and definitely need fresh eyes and a clear head. Besides, I have a class at the shop tomorrow at 10am sharp!

At least I got something done this time around!

Oh yes, and forgive the quality of the photos- it is late after all, and shadows are just bound to happen. I know y'all will get the essence of the blocks!

And another Friday Night Sew In comes to a close for this girl-
I can't wait to see what some of the more productive gals got done.

Good Night all!


Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

Wow, I can't imagine any of the other gals being more productive than you! You sure accomplished a lot for one evening. Your blocks are shaping up wonderfully.

Cheryl said...

Good work, Karen. And after working all day! Must have been the cuppa joe!

annieb said...

Wow you got lots done- good for you!

Melody said...

I love your work - looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Oh you busy, busy girl! Your blocks are looking so pretty! Can't wait to see your quilt when it's all finished! So glad to see you enjoying some fun time with DH and sewin (smile)!

Libby said...

Wow - that's a lot of work to take on so late in the day . . . I think I need a nap *s*

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Whew! You have a been very busy. Great job!

:) Carolyn

Quilts And Pieces said...

I'm tired just reading your schedule!

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