Monday, November 14, 2011

No Work~PJ Day!

My job is closed today. My bosses and co-workers went on a field trip to the FABTECH Expo in Chicago at McCormick Place . I opted to not go. My Friday, which is usually my day off, or the day I work overtime, will be spent at work, working a full ten hour day. Sad smile Yuck!

SEW….I’m having a PJ DAY!!! I’m ironing strip sets that will be cut into four 4.5” squares, then sewn back together to make a block. Here is one block to show you what it will look like.

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Here are my first 20 or so strip sets ironed. I have 96 strip sets, so I’ll be busy all day. Obviously, this will be a scrappy quilt, so all of the blocks will be different.

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While I am ironing, I am watching HGTV. The time is FLYING! (Now why doesn’t the time fly at work?)

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Nope, no pictures of me in my PJ’s. All you get to see is where I’m working. Guess I better get back to work. Those strips won’t iron themselves! At least it’s a ‘sit down’ job!

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All 95 strip sets are ironed, and with the one complete block, I will have a total of 96 blocks. That job took well over 5 hours. Can you believe it?

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The next step is cutting each strip set into four 4.5” squares, then sewing the four squares into one block. That’s not going to happen today though. I’m pooped!


Hoping your day is wonderful!




Debbie said...

All is well here. I hope you plan to post a picture of that quilt when you finish it. You have a lovely work space! Have a great day in your PJs :D

Jeanna said...

You got a lot done! I love it when I have a big block of time I can spend in my sewing room. Ahhh. Somehow when I'm "working" at quilting, it doesn't feel like "working"!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Even though you have to work on Friday it's wonderful to have the day off today! blessings, marlene

Hazel said...

Hope you enjoyed your PJ day ,nothing like PJs ,sewing and I hope you had some chocolate just to make it a perfect day .

That corgi :) said...

You did get a lot of work done today! I bet it was nice to be able to have this day to do it! I know you'll have to work Friday, but good you took today off to "chill" so to speak!


Renea said...

Wow, you got alot done! Happy you could enjoy your day.

Packrat said...

What a wonderful way to spend a day off work. Even if it is ironing,it is the "fun" kind. Can't wait to see more finished blocks. (How *do* you sit and iron? I can't ever seem to manage it. lol)

Judy D in WA said...

That's a lot of strip sets! Sounds like the perfect day!
I laughed when I clicked the link for FABTECH thinking it was fabric....not once thought about fabrication. :) Silly me!

Elizabeth said...

Nice work space and what a lot of work you finished.... I have been to McCormick Place. You made a good choice.....



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