Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Linky Tuesday—December 10th

Progress is being made on the Quilter’s Scrapbook.  The color in these blocks is amazing.  The colors were  so dull when this was going together.  The prominent color seemed to be beige & olive.  As I dove further into the stash the variety started to come out, and after deciding on the blue fabric for the borders any blue/turquoise/purple that I came across went into the blocks.
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The border colors are being cut and will show up soon.  Some manhandling of the blocks was required yesterday.  Those small squares along with my imperfect 1/4” don’t always go together.  With a little starch, some steam and borders cut to the exact size, those imperfect blocks that were warped and not looking very square, look great.  Sure if you look hard you will see a parallelogram instead of a square every now and then, but I can live with that.

On the home front, MJJR played 2 games of basketball last night.  The game was 30 minutes away.  This is happening at least 2 nights a week.  DH left yesterday and returns tonight.  Lola comes home after finals on Friday. 

Sunday DH and I went over to Buffalo Wild Wings for one last get together with the co-workers.  We were stuck on the I-80 bridge over the Mississippi River for at least 40 minutes.  An accident backed up traffic, we were 30 minutes late for our own party!  The ladies waited.  Thank you ladies.  The weather was bad, a few didn’t make it…I was glad NOT to be driving.

Back to the bridge…the bridge design is the same as the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis that collapsed a few years back.  Since the collapse of that bridge, this bridge has under went numerous repairs.  The latest set of repairs were on the side we were stuck on…with paint still present about “No Vehicles” right where we were sitting.  The large semi’s going fast from the other direction & the length of the span across the river at this point, make the bridge rock and roll as you sit and watch not only the ice on the river but the tug boat that ran aground last week.  Did I mention that I wasn’t driving.  Had me a drink immediately upon arriving at BWW’s.

Off to pick up some chicken broth, making a soup similar to Olive Garden's, Zuppa Toscana.  Great for a chilly day on the bluffs of the river.

Stop down river and see the other links at Connie's Quilting by the River.

Just Another Quilter


  1. Oh they look great from here! wish I could make one too....oh someday. For now I'll just enjoy looking at yours.

  2. That is going to be a beauty and you've made great colors for sashing/borders.

  3. Your blocks are coming along well. I remember them on your design board not completed and not framed. Love the white or light colored frame around them. Those blocks would look great on an all white background for a modern look. Are you making blue sashing or blue borders or both? Looking forward to seeing what you will end up doing. Love seeing the progress on your quilt. Oh my! I would have been going absolutely crazy stuck on a bridge feeling the sway! Happy to hear you are safe!

  4. Love the blocks. I too was struck, when I made mine, how adding that white frame crisped everything up

  5. I just love how your blocks look. The quilt is shaping up to be a beauty. Can't wait to see the next step.
    Sounds like you are keeping really busy.
    That whole bridge thing scared me just reading about it.

  6. you have inspired me to use some of my small scraps. great job.

  7. Your blocks are looking so neat! That couldn't have been fun getting stuck on the bridge that long, now the one I hate is I-74.....I avoid it any time I can. Thanks for sharing.
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