Monday, December 15, 2014

2 x 4's Like My Dad Never Used

Week 3 clue is out and I was all weekend making 2 x 4's like my Dad never used. These greens are marvelous and so refreshing to work with.

I did have one small mishap with the iron however on Saturday night. Or rather a tipsy can of spray starch did. The can is empty (and btw how long have I had this) and has for a long time been waiting to be banished from the studio forever. To be replaced with this quilt piecer's best friend - Mary Ellen's Best Press. I recently won at guild a $50 gift certificate from Central Sewing. So off to cash it in this weekend and used that as the down payment on a gallon of the stuff which the sticker price is $70. So thank you very much Central Sewing for a great supply. Wonder how long this is going to last?

Back to the mishap with the iron and SS. While it was still hot I scrapped it off with a putty knife and cleaned both on newsprint. Good as new.

In between birthday party for beautiful 10 year old granddaughter and an Edmonton Police Service volunteer brunch I did get all of my 2 x 4's completed.

I also have been having a great time sewing together mine and Lou's 2" squares into 9 patches for  Ty's Tumalo Trails quilt (leaders and enders).
With a few left over ends from the 2 x 4's trimmed and put into these 9 patches, they will have not spent to long languishing on the cutting table between projects.


 For more fun than you can possibly handle on a Monday night, head on over to Bonnie's Linky Party for more gorgeous and inspirational GI's Mystery Makers.

Hugs
Kathy

10 comments:

  1. Your greens look lovely and fresh!

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    1. Thank you, I have had fun pulling them out of the stash. I certainly could spend more time organizing.

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    1. Thanks, I am really happy with these 2x4's.

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  3. Thanks for the funny 2 x 4 analogy and "More fun than you could possibly handle on a Monday Night" or Tuesday afternoon!

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    1. Thank you. I enjoy all parts of this process including "writing" to everyone else on this fun ride.

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  4. Great 2 by 4's. I think I know some of those bright greens.

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    1. As we frequent the same sorts of places, I bet you do.

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  5. Nice ones, I love the green peas fabric.

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    1. thank you, it is fun to use some of those novelty fabrics in a quilt like this.

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