Friday, June 27, 2008

Pussy cat pussy cat

Yesterday I spent ALL day cutting squares and triangles for Bonnie Hunter's Blue Ridge Beauty quilt. Oh MY! My arms hurt from cutting and my legs are stiff from sitting. The day before, ESD (Evil Step-daughter) and I stopped at the local thrift shop. Not only did we find wearable clothing, and shirts for cutting, I was hugely pleased to find a quality office stool in very good condition. So now two can sit at computers or at my cutting table in comfort!


While ESD worked on her cat quilt, I cut 900 2" squares in creamish colors...900 2" squares in blues...and 488 pairs of triangles. Groaaan! :-) Pretty much a 9 am to 10 pm rotary cutter marathon, with a bit of time-out for a wonderful lasagne dinner cooked by ESD. I'm not used to lasagne made with cheddar and she's not used to cooking with atomic orange cheese. LOL! But we managed. It was very good!


I was determined to get the whole lot cut so I can start using them as leaders and enders. The cutting's done but there's a mess still to clean up. With two of us cutting the whole floor was strewn with bits. More to be sorted into the various scrap bins...sigh.

And I can't believe how fast this "useless scraps" bin is filling up!


All the cut pieces are now in gift bags and ready and waiting by my sewing machine. Yay!


And while I wasn't looking ESD got her quilt top finished! :-) She's pieced a back and traced four cat rhymes to be appliqued on it.

Pussy cat pussy cat where have you been?
"I've been to London to look at the queen."
Pussy cat pussy cat what did you there?
"I frightened a little mouse under the chair."


I love little pussy,
Her coat is so warm
And if I don't hurt her,
She'll do me no harm.
So I'll not pull her tail,
Nor drive her away.
But pussy and I,
Very gently will play.

Very cool!


4 comments:

Tine said...

WOW! That is a lot of cutting, can't believe you did that all in one day... You must be so sore! It is going to be a beautiful quilt, though!
And thanks for the leaders-and-enders link! That's a wonderful idea! I think I'll get that little ruler out too, and start cutting some squares!

Candace said...

Love your new chair, and the lasagna is making me hungry. I can't believe you spent so long with your nose to the grindstone cutting. Maybe I would do better if I had a quilting buddy.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

FINALLY---someone else's "work room" that isn't spotless! It resembles a WORK ROOM! :0)

I've seen you comment rather regularly on Amanda's blog, so it was time to find out about you. WOW--what a time to chime in! I've been eyeing up the Blue Ridge pattern also, and have cut up some blues and lights; set aside; but eventually will get back to it when I'm not bogged down with other projects.

You and ESD seem quite the dynamic-duo! Can't wait to tune in as you progress with the Blue Ridge--

Oh, and the Blogger Comment/Reply issue has often confused me too. Also, there are SOMETIMES when I receive emails that a comment has been left, but not always (I think that is when someone checks the "Email follow-up comments to" box.......but anyway.......Happy blogging!

meggie said...

You have both been very busy! I laughed at Atomic Orange cheese! We use cheddar mostly, or Mozarella, very pale in colour!
Love ESD's quilt.