Sunday, August 10, 2014

Out of Chaos?

Out of chaos comes order?  Right now I'm not too sure about the order part, but I am creating quite a bit of chaos with my strings and crumbs.
Taking the paper off of string blocks is always fun.  There are bits of paper everywhere in a little path of confetti leading from the sewing machine to the iron to the floor.  I only needed 6 more crumb blocks for the border, but it isn't easy to make just 6 crumb blocks.  I've got the inner border sewn on, and I think I'l extend it out into the outer border.  It is some sort of very stretchy homespun fabric -- spray starch has been my friend today.  Then the outer border should be pretty easy and this little guy will hang for quilting at a later date.  The quilting machine isn't set up right now, I'll wait until there is a nice little stack of quilts and a chunk of free time.  Christmas break maybe?  Starting to get anxious about heading back to school.  Change is hard.  I had a dream last night where I was passing back papers, but didn't have enough.  I couldn't figure out where all of my papers had gone.  Sigh.  I'm off to sew the crumbs together to make a border.  Happy last day of summer vacation.  

6 comments:

Terri said...

Retirement comes so late in life... I wish we could leave off working earlier when we had better health and could get things done. Oh well, enjoy your work and pay check. Small projects work into bigger things, as you certainly know.
Hugs

Suzy said...

Love that quilt. Perhaps the missing paper in your dream was used by you making crumb/string blocks? LOL. :o)

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Nell's Quilts said...

The dreams that come with thinking about going back to the classroom. It's good to hear I wasn't the only one but mine tended to be the type where I had a class full of kids tagging along behind me but I couldn't find the classroom in the building. Oh .... haven't had any of those since retirement. Good use of strings and crumbs for the quilt. Should be lovely when done.

I am Just One Mom said...

Love your quilt, as always. Love the colors and the on point juxtaposed to the outer border.
And dreams... I still have dreams of not being able to find the door to Smith Hall for a final.

Kate said...

That came together fast! The inner border looks great.