Sunday, April 22, 2007

Cutting, Cutting and More Cutting

I've spent my quilting time this weekend cutting fabric. I have depleted my stash by nearly 12 yards of fabric. I've cut:
* 60 - 8x8 inch squares for a swap using up 3 yards of fabric
* 50 – 2.5 inch strips that were cut into half strips for another swap using up 3.5 yards of fabric
* 270 nickel squares for gifts at the quilt gathering I’m going to next weekend using up 5.25 yards of fabric

This morning I cut all the pieces I need for my 365 Challenge quilt.

My studio is in a little bit of disarray as I am getting ready to spend next weekend with 17 members of one of my on-line groups. I have some gifts to wrap. Swaps to get in the mail. Projects to pack to bring along next week. I am so ready for a few days off. I've spent more hours working lately than I care to remember or admit to.

Yesterday was a beautiful day here in New England. DH and I walked around downtown Dover and ate lunch on the deck of one of the restaurants. We poked around in a couple of the shops that carry antique furniture and found these wood double folding chairs. How cool! We bought two of them. We are going to paint one of them in Red Sox red and the other in New England Patriots blue. We may try to find decals to put on them too. They are cool. I can't wait to refinish them. They will be a neat addition to the sports room we'll have some day soon.

15 comments:

Carole said...

Glad to read that you have been enjoy the marvelous spring weather we have been having. That's a lot of cutting! Enjoy your new chairs!

Darlene said...

Wow, that's a lot of cutting but you must feel good that it's all done!

Love the new chairs!

And, wonderful vacation plans!

Nancy said...

Sound like you had a really nice weekend. I like to do my cutting in spurts too. I've been known to cut 6 or 8 quilts at a time and then spend a couple months sewing before I have another cutting session.

Love those chairs! They'll look great painted up like you've described. :-)

Libby said...

Wow - those are some great chairs. I can just envision them on my porch *s*

deputyswife said...

I love those chairs!

swooze said...

Wow all that cutting! I need to change MY blade after reading this! I love the chair! Great find.

sewnut said...

Love the chairs!

MOLLY said...
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MOLLY said...

Great way to bust that stash. You go girl!

Cynthia said...

gosh you certainly have been busy cutting, cutting and cutting LOL. I'm hoping to cut my squares for the 365 Challenge tomorrow.

Love the chairs you bought. Would love to see a photo once you have repainted them.

Chris said...

I've discovered your blog by accident and I've enjoyed reading your posts. I'll check in often I'm sure. Greetings from a fellow New Hampshire-ite.

Morah said...

You have certainly been busy. It feels so good to cut up that fabric.

Nice chairs.

KCQuilter said...

Ooooh, love those chairs! They'd look great in my home! Congrats on all the fabric cutting.

Linda_J said...

LOL, amazed that you have a hand left to type your post, Paula. You were cutting up anything that moved!

Nadine said...

Nice cutting through your stash ! Nice plans for the coming days ! Nice weather, and nice chairs, too !...
Isn't life wonderful ?

Hugs & smiles !
NADINE
(who is ready to start her journal quilt on 1st May..)