I was looking at quilting blogs last night and right about 11:30 p.m. I decided I wanted to make a log cabin block. I didn’t have a pattern handy so I figured it would be a good time to try out my Quilt Pro software. After some trial and error I imported a log cabin block and put in my dimensions and printed out directions. What I had not figured on was that I put in 9 1/2″ thinking that was before I finished the block and the computer was thinking 9 1/2″ finished size. That left me with a 10″ block. Oh well. I was going to make one like the pattern on Quiltsville with varying widths of strips but that was a little to impromtu for me. I need symmetry. I finished up one block this morning. That leaves me with 34 more if I do a twin size quilt. I know I don’t have enough light red in my scraps to complete enough squares but I might have enough dark red. I haven’t really given it much thought yet. I felt like I learned one more skill and that is enough for me.
My husband and I went to Borders yesterday. What a madhouse. They are closing all the Borders in Austin. We waited 45 minutes in line. I got a quilting magazine for 40% off, a cookbook, a nice blank journal waiting for me to write in and a “Miss Rosie’s Spice of Life Quilts.” I have some patterns of hers for some small charm square quilts but nothing this extensive. It has thirteen quilt designs. I am looking forward to trying one of them out.
Tomorrow is my official quilting day. It is my day off so I will see what comes up. What I feel in the mood for.