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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In on Saturday morning

I sewed, but not until this morning. My Sunday School class has an outing later today and I volunteered to bring cookies. I went to bake them last night and finally gave up in frustration. I'm going to need my landlady's maintenance man to come out and look at my oven. It would bake the first cookie sheet fine, and then manage to turn off and not keep the temperature for the 2nd sheet. By the time if finally decided to reheat, the cookies would be in over 30 minutes. After burning half the cookies (checking every 2 minutes :-() and having one batch come out half raw (after 30 minutes!) I decided to call it quits. I'm going to run to the store and buy some here in a bit. It got to the point where I was turning the oven off completely between cookie sheets, letting it cool, and then turning it back on. I don't know how long it's been doing this, as I usually am not putting consecutive items in the oven. One pizza and I'm done. One batch of brownies and I'm done. One tray of open faced sandwiches and I'm done. :-(

So after spending hours in the kitchen last night, I knew I was too tired and frustrated to even attempt to sew. I let myself sleep in this morning and then got up and worked on a baby quilt. I'm going to quilt as I go (using the sashing to connect the blocks, as shown in Quilter's Cache Method 2). I made 6 large blocks, have the batting and backing cut for each, and will work on quilting them the rest of this weekend. I used 6 fat quarters in a stack-and-whack method. Below are five of the rectangles. The sixth is basted and ready for quilting.

Below is the backing. It is Amy Bradley's Funny Babies Pink Diaper Pins.

So how was everyone's Firday Night (Saturday Morning) Sew-In?



Jennifer said...

Great progress, but sorry to hear about your oven! I haven't seen that method of quilt as you go before, but it looks interesting. Love the backing fabric too.

Peg said...

What a lovely quilt that will be - and some people's Saturday morning is other's Friday night!

Regina said...

Oh how frustrating! We always joked that the previous owner of our house must have baked a lot as the 350 setting on the oven would not hold the temperature.

Love this quilt - very fun!