Sunday, February 06, 2011

Superbowl sewing...

My superbowl tradition is to do lots and lots of sewing on Superbowl Sunday. Basically I offset my DH's not-so-quiet but uninterrupted-by-me time in front of the TV tonight with some uninterrupted-by-anyone time in front of my sewing-machine.

I finished this weeks Civil War Block of the Week from Barbara Brackman's blog. Notice this was the first project I worked on this morning...not enough coffee. I didn't notice the whoops until I went to take its photo. And no, I am not redoing it!

With the left-overs I made a variation on the Richmond block. (once again, I was cutting out the block on only one cup of coffee so I cut out almost enough pieces to make two blocks - there is a direct correlation between caffeine consumption and math skills.) Besides I know I will want to make a bed size quilt out of these and so will need some extras.
These quick blocks are a nice break from working on my RRCB...I only have a few more hst to make before I can focus on putting the blocks together...all I can say at this point is there are a lot of bits and pieces to this quilt and I can only hope that all of them are in the box.....

15 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

Wow, I'm on my fourth mug of caffeine and I've not gotten nearly as much done. Happy sewing!

Connie said...

you are moving on, I haven't even cut mind out yet ,so i guess it will be a Monday project!!! Happy Sewing!

Scrappy quilter said...

I haven't even started #1 yet. I just bought some material to work with. Great blocks!!

Impera_Magna said...

You certainly got a lot accomplished today... way to go!

^5

Quilts And Pieces said...

Love your blocks, low caffeine and all!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

these look great! Such a better idea then watching the game... I had to go to a superbowl party tonight and I was DREADING it so bad... the only part i watched were the Black eyed peas... Half time! hahah! They rocked it out... ;-)

Becky said...

I'm working on swap projects and old projects - once I get some of those completed I will jump back on RRCB - but the 600 half triangle squares of red has me pulled back from it for now. I will work up the nerve though to complete them as I REALLY want this quilt on our bed!

Chris said...

Your blocks look great and your RRCB is coming along! Before you go further, take another look at the upper left block. Two sides of your half-square triangles are put on backwards. The light half should face in not the dark half. I only noticed because I kept making that mistake in mine!!

Clare said...

I suppose if I'd stayed up late enough I would have found a channel somewhere showing it, but I had a full afternoon of heavy sewing and retired to bed early.

Teresa said...

I love your whoops and I'm glad you are leaving it in!! You will always remember that block as Super Bowl 2011! Your RRCB is progressing nicely! I think a lot of people got some good sewing time yesterday. I did, and my husband doesn't even watch the game!!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

*karendianne. said...

Personally, I'm interested in the fabrics and didn't notice anything amiss until I read the post. I'm not saying I wouldn't have noticed but it wasn't what caught my eye. Perfection is fine but when you have the right combo of fabrics, whoooo.... that really is what catches a girls eye. Just sayin'.

McIrish Annie said...

I worked on BB blocks too. Got Kansas Troubles done with very little trouble and cut out Texas Tears to be worked on this week.

would not have notices the oops! in the block unless you pointed it out and I am fully caffinated..

Bonnie Hunter is coming to our neck of the woods in April. Sent in my check for the lecture can't wait to meet her!!!

Purple Pam said...

Great blocks. Way to go1

Morning's Minion said...

I'm making the Civil War blocks week by week also--just wondering if others are frustrated that they don't all easily work out to 8 1/2 inches?
I'm coping by making a trial block, measuring, then adjusting the set of my needle for a very scant 1/4" in some cases.

Linda said...

I like brown Oakland Museum collection fabric! Good to see it after all these years.