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Sunday, August 28, 2011

A momentary lapse....

We had a very busy day around here yesterday.  First my wonderful hubby arrived home from a business trip after dinner on Friday night and had to get up at 4am to get ready to leave at 5am and drive Fly Boy to Canberra and back so that they could go to the ADFA  Open Day.    What a long day - 7 hours of driving at least, lots of walking around at ADFA and concentrating during the presentations. 

While they were away I was lucky enough to head off to the city to Mary Poppins.  Seriously wonderful show.  If you haven't seen it you should! 

I made it home about an hour before the others.   They got home around 7pm, rushed dinner and then we headed out to take Fly Boy to a party.  We had to go back again to collect him at 1130pm and it was midnight before wonderful hubby managed to get back to bed.  Unfortunately in between taking Fly Boy to and from the party we discovered that our Internet had stopped working. (hence the title!) More work for Wonderful hubby!  He couldn't rectify the problem before going to bed and that meant I couldn't post last night. 

Luckily he managed to install a new router today and that has solved the problem.  Hooray! 

So, here is what I have been doing.  Last night I managed to finish sewing the 6 church dash blocks for Bruce's quilt. 
I really like these - I have had a hankering to make some churn dash blocks for a while now  - I think I need to make some more and make a quilt!  Maybe a baby quilt for my friend.....but first I need to finish Bruce's quilt.

This afternoon I managed to cut out the rest of the blocks and tonight I got them sewn together.  Now I have to decide what to do next.  Tomorrow I want to double check the sizing of all the blocks.  Then I have to decide if I want to use a sashing or not.  I was wondering what colour sashing to use as it can't be red or blue and white just doesn't work for me.  I think I might have enough to do the sashing with the baseball and basketball fabrics.  Or I can use the cream stripe fabric on the side. 

Next I have to decide what to do for a border.  One option is to make some more churn dash blocks and another option is to do a narrow border of the cream stripe and then a wider strippy border of scraps.  Ok, so what do you think?  It is always better to talk it over with friends, especially bloggie friends.

I think I have to mull it over for a few days. 

Till next time..............happy stitching!


  1. Wow - you are making quick progress on this quilt and it looks great. I like the idea of the stripe as an inner border (maybe that will make it work for sashing too) and I would like to see a darker outer border.

  2. I think a dark blue border with dark blue sashing would make this quilt really stand out. Whatever you decide to do though, I'm sure it will look marvelous!!

  3. Wow that sounds like a lot of driving around! Glad your router is fixed and I really like the way your quilt is looking. The Churn Dash blocks are so neat!

  4. Looks good! I like to mull over designs for a few days, too. But really I don't see the hold-up. It's really nice. Love the colors and the blocks work well together.

  5. Your cousin will love this quilt, my favorite colors by the way. Love the Dallas Cowboys the New Yankees ---not so much. How come the Texas Rangers aren't his favorite baseball team?

  6. WOW! I just love this quilt. You are doing a great job. Bruce is one lucky man.

  7. This looks just great! I like the idea of the stripes and then a scrappy border. Great man quilt!

  8. Cute churn dash blocks. I like the strip for the border though something darker on the outside of that would frame it nicely. A baby quilt of churn dashes would be so cute. Baby quilts are always nice to have ready to go.


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