Tuesday, October 04, 2011



My Mundane Monday...

How did that happen????!!! Another week, come and gone, already? Really?

This'll be brief. For me. I'm tired and ready to flop down with a movie. I fantasize about curling up with my Kindle and soaking up a new book- but by the time the day is ending- I'm just too pooped to read. That's a fact.

Cute block, huh? Hold your applause- I'm blushing. Aren't I just the bee's knees for figuring out how to get all those stripes in the same direction on the diagonal. Yeah, I'm one smart cookie. Just brilliant. Oh alright, it was 100% accidental and pure coincidence. Maybe all stripes line up like that when you're making quarter square triangles. I have no earthly idea how that happens. But it looks nice, doesn't it? I'm making a table runner for my friend, Angie. Just need to put the sashings and the cornerstones on- then the quilting and the binding. Shouldn't take too long if I can fit it into my schedule.




I've actually been making nubbin blocks, again, after a long sabbatical. My aim is to sew up enough of them to make an entire quilt using only nubbin blocks. No sashing, no borders. I have hundreds and I wonder how close I am to my goal... might need to do a little sewing/joining to get some idea of how many I have- and how many I'll need- to make a queen-sized quilt. Yeah, yeah, I could sit down with a piece of paper and a calculator and figure it all out- but where's the fun in that? The mystery is part of the allure of quilting. The unknown. The suspense. The sitting-on-the-edge-of-your-seat thrill... Wow, I need a life.

7 comments:

julieQ said...

Well, maybe we both need a life, because I totally agree!! Love your nubbin blocks!!

Carol said...

so what is a nubbin block? like a crumb block?

Peni said...

The block is beyond gorgeous ... esp. with accidental striping. What size are your nubbin blocks? and would you like me to contribute a few?

Do you remember your Grandma Brady (and g-grandma Miller before her) used to call the bits of dough left over from biscuit cutting "nubbins"? Some folks tuck them on the under side of the round cut-outs; some just kinda wad them in one piece as a separate biscuit. We always liked the latter, 'cause it was baked in another small pan and became very crusty.

I can empathize with being too tired to pick up the Kindle. XOXO

Sarah N. said...

You need to pray for me - I have to figure out how to paper piece 6 Christmas trees this week - and then teach it a class next week. I have tried the pattern once already and missed one of the pieces. It all seems very backwards to my brain - or maybe it is my brain that is backwards!

Your block is beautiful!

Love you!

teelduo said...

I am amazed at your brilliance. Oh I know you can hear me saying it. Just doing my job of keeping you grounded. ROFL

Elaine Adair said...

I'm not sure what a nubbin block is but I DO understand the part about NOT FIGURING! I also, LOVE the idea of being surprised. I tried making quilts in the computer programs, but found after I drew them and colored them, I no longer wanted to make them. Witing for the surprise is a wonderful goal -- you are not alone and you HAVE a lovely life with a satisfying hobby. 8-))

Karen said...

I thought for sure that you worked very hard getting those stripes all lined up like that. A very good block!