Sunday, March 21, 2010

5 Yard Quilt

National Quilting Day was yesterday and I was busy working. It was fun to see all the quilters coming in for their project needs. After work I got about an hour of sewing in before we went to the Walleye's Unlimited banquet. I got the borders on my block #1's for the 5 yard quilt I cut out Friday night. The strips for block #2 are laying next to the finished blocks.
Today I went to church and then Paul and I went shopping. He's such a shopper, so we did lots of looking. We're butchering next weekend and needed to pick up a few supplies. I cleaned out the freezer and we have about 8 packages of steak left and 2 roasts. Pretty good for a years supply of beef. We do buy chicken, pork, and did end up buying some hamburger, but all in all, our 1/2 of the beef lasts all year. This is about the 5th year in a row we've butchered, 1 year was hogs, the rest have been steers. So we'll be heading to the country next weekend to get it done. We have 2 beef for 4 families, each getting a half.
Today was absolutely beautiful! We had temps in the 60's which is short sleeves weather here. It's not the end of winter as we'll have another blizzard or 3 before summer, but it was such a nice day. Paul cleaned out his pickup and I cleaned the car, then he power washed all the vehicles.
SDSU women played in the NCAA tourney tonight, so I had the game on while I was sewing away. I finished all my strip sets for the 5 yard quilt and cut the first few to see what it would look like. I have 2 blocks done and I'm liking it, so I'll finish cutting it out tomorrow night and get it finished up. SDSU lost the game, but it was a good game. It's the second year they've been eligible and made the tourney since going Division 1. SDSU is my alma mater, so I'm always routing for them.
Only 16 blocks to go and I'll have all the blocks done. I can't wait to quilt this one. It's going to be a fun quilt to quilt. I'm hoping to have it finished for hubby's b-day on the 30th. Oh yeah and the wolf applique... it got avoided all weekend!


Cindy said...

Looks like you had a busy day. So I want to hear - did you get anything good while shopping? LOL

Anonymous said...

Wow. I'm really liking this quilt. It's going to be stunning when it's done.