Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{Post #986} Mostly Dead

Princess Bride is probably my favorite movie.  At least in the top three.  If you've seen it you will understand this, "I've been mostly dead all day."

My daughter Susie had her high school graduation this past Saturday.  So much fun packed into a few hours.  All week we were shopping and planning and shopping some more and planning some more.  That was just for the party.  All my children came home by Friday night (Elisabeth was a surprise guest!).  My parents, Susie's friend Abby (from CO) and 3 of my sister's children were here.  Whew.  No wonder I've been mostly dead all day.

Got up at some early hour this AM and went back to sleep.  That is rare for me.  Then I went to the sewing room (where I've been very little the past week) and pieced a few blocks while I did laundry (it was after noon, as in after 12:00).  Had laundry from DH and me as well as 3 loads of towels and 2 loads of sheets.

Speaking of laundry detergent, I just made a second batch. The first one lasted us SIX months!!  I love it.

Here is what I've been working on today.  Had just a few blocks finished when I started this AM.  I took pics of straight set as well as on point, then I started sewing them together on point with string-pieced triangles.

I took the pic with my hand to show perspective on size.  The alternate squares are 5-1/2" square.  The ones with the shirt squares sewn around them are 3-1/2" square.  

Here is what it looks like now with the top left two rows sewn together.  

My design wall is 48" wide, and this nearly fills it.  Many more blocks underway.  I need to piece lots more setting triangles.  

Seems to me that I prefer quilts set on point.  How about you?

I saw this online somewhere and liked it, but it was straight set.  I thought it would make a good recycled shirt quilt.



julieQ said...

Another one to love...I think it depends on the block, but I certainly love this one on point!

Leeanne said...

I like the on point too.

Me and My Stitches said...

Great quilt and I agree with you about the quilts on point - they are usually more appealing to me too. Glad you survived the weekend!

Ruth said...

I love this quilt! And I do like "on point" better, but actually haven't done very many quilts that way. I really like the way you made the setting triangles too! I will have to keep this in mind for sure. I have plenty of shirts to work with.

momtofatdogs said...

On Point! On Point! Seems I like them like that too! I think every one of the quilts I have made in the past year (or so it seems...) are on point.

Ihave been making my own laundry soap too. What's your recipe?