Friday, November 5, 2010

Baking Bread & Irish Chain

I am sewing away on the Scrappily Happily Irish chain from Bonnie's book "Adventures with Leaders & Enders".
I am using 1 1/2" squares from my last postage stamp swap. It is turning out GORGEOUS if I do say so myself. My blocks are 5 1/2" after sewing. And being the "control freak" I am, I have been writing down each swappers' name in my journal as I open their little bundles and add them to my sewing stack. I am NOT doing the Leaders & Enders method. This construction is all at the same time. I am using Kona Snow as my light constant. It behaves well for cutting and sewing but I think it is major "linty" while sewing. It covers my machine and my glasses. I am using Presencia thread which is practially lintless. The only blame I can see is the Kona fabric.
My camera is full of construction pictures but I am hurring to get back to the machine.
I opened up the bread machine and started a loaf of white bread to get my feet yeast was dated July 2009 as "best used by". We will see if it can lift the bread or not. It is bitter cold here and I have filled the birdfeeders and fed the squirrels. Back to the machine!!!!!!!!!
P.S. I am gathering my fabrics for Bonnie's mystery. I will be using her colors as they are my colors too. I have been refilling my pink collection and it is all ready for cutting!


Joanne said...

Can't wait to see pictures!!

Darling Jill Quilts said...

I can't wait to see pictures either! Get back to that machine and get to sewing! lol

qltmom9 said...

We still would like to see your fabrics also.

I am doing Bonnie's colors, but blue instead of green...can't wait!

Dionne said...

Fun! I'm still working on that silly Tobacco Road! But I've decided to get on the Cotton Boll bandwagon and hope I might actually finish this one (as opposed to my Tobacco Road)

hared said...

OK Subee, I have finally figured out how to leave comments on your blog! Woo-hoo! I'm anxious to see your Irish Chain--that is one of the quilts in Bonnie's second book that I really want to make. Gotta concentrate on the new mystery first, though.

Gina in Missouri