Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Finish....finally

 Here it is 2:22am and I'm wide awake!  UGH!  Why do I do this?  I have to get Richard up at 5:30am and then I have a doctor's appointment at 9:45am so it will be a very long day....

I went to bed around 9:30pm and read a few chapters in a book that I have been reading.  I wasn't the least bit sleepy and all that I could hear was Smokey laying on the rug beside the bed snoring away.  Love his heart, he is old and snores sooooo loud. :)  I got up so that I didn't wake Richard up and went upstairs to the sweat shop.  

I was so sick of NOT finishing anything.  I just jump from project to project due to lack of interest and never end up finishing anything.  So since I knew it was going to be a long night, I pulled out my "4-patch flip" blocks that I pieced back in October 2011.  When I pieced the blocks I had planned on making two lap quilts, but since I had 60 blocks pieced I figured I would piece 3 more and make 1 larger quilt.  I did a 7x9 setting and added a 6 inch border.  The photo are not that good but hey it's after 2am.  Since Andrew is not here tonight, I put it on his bed so that I could snap a few photos.  I will try to get a better photo of it later....maybe.  I know it is not completely finished and needs to be quilted but that will come later.  
Andrew's bed is a queen so I'm guessing this would be a good full size quilt.  It does hang over the edge but not far enough for a queen.  
You can see a little bit of the brown border.  Nothing special just a plain border.  I'm sure when I look at this quilt later, I will wish that I had change some block placements.  I was just sewing them together...
This is the clock as I was turning my machine off....  UGH!  
 Oh and while I was sewing the blocks together I got a few more bow ties done too.  16 more to be exact!  :)  And those baskets on the design wall were done earlier today.  That makes me 52 baskets now.  
 While I was up there I popped in a DVD, Rob Roy.  I had not watched it for a while and it was actually the first thing that I saw.  :)
 I guess I had better try to wind down and go to bed, it's 2:37am now and I have to get up at 5:30am......
Kristie

5 comments:

Deb said...

Yikes. I hope you got a few hours of sleep. Maybe a nap this afternoon? I swapped my time of taking things to morning and was able to sleep at night after. At least you got something done.... I usually just surf the web or read. Have a good day. I'm cutting pillowcases out for sewing tomorrow =)

Yvette said...

UGH! I am a zombie after 8pm, I can't imagine getting up to sew in the middle of the night. No wonder you get so much done. LOL! I hope you get in a good nap today.

Janet O. said...

Oh, I've had those kind of nights, Kristie. Sewing is better than being in bed and going crazy that you can't sleep, but I hate paying for it the next day.
Congrats on a finish and you are making progress on your other projects as you go along. That has got to feel good, too.
Go take a nap. : )

Libby said...

You are a true quilter Girl!! I don't think I could sew in the middle of the night, although I have gotten up early to sew. and I have spent some sleepless nights looking at quilts, fabrics, patterns, books and blogs on the computer! Hope you napped!

Karin said...

Yay for a pretty finished quilt top! I'm going to start calling you Sleepless in Kentucky! :) You are certainly productive though!