Tuesday, July 11, 2006

OFF ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE


I spent the whole afternoon yesterday cutting up fabric for a quilt class I signed up for. It is a very scrappy Buggy Barn design from their book Certifiably Crazy. The name of the book says it all. We really are, aren't we? I searched through several boxes looking for the right combination of light backgrounds of appropriate size, scale and value. Cut-cut-cut, stack-stack-stack. 16 of this pile,12 of that pile, etc. By dinner time it was all I could do to drag myself to the kitchen and cook something. Fortunately I had some chicken breasts thawed and I wrapped them in foil with potatoes, carrots, onions and Lowry's seaonings and put them on the grill. Then I sat down! My husband said the chicken really tasted good. This is a meal I rely on a lot during the summer season. Now this afternoon I need to find all the dark fabrics for the quilt. Yesterday I mostly cut lights! I don't usually cut the whole quilt at once, but for their techniques you must. It is exhausting! No chance to sit and stitch a bit in the process. (Patti, don't lust after my sewing room. I know you want to clean it!)

11 comments:

Screen Door said...

I'm about to start a buggy barn project. Keep us posted on how it goes. I'm attempting the heart crazies...
Melanie

Nancy said...

I've done a buggy barn pattern before and yes it is a lot of prep work but worth it in the end.

quiltpixie said...

Can't imagine all the sutting first. Way to persevere (sp?)

Finn said...

Hi Marcie, what a neat quilt that is...and of course, I love the color it's shown in..*VBS* I'm so happy to have just gotten the books. I've been wanting the Civil War Diary one, and the price for that plus the one about the Netherlands was just too good to pass up. I had just been here last night, looking at your Civil War blocks..LOL

Hope you get to sit abit more today..*VBS* The class will be worth the work, I'm sure!!

Patti said...

Hee, hee Marcie! If it works for you that's all that matters! I love Buggy Barn stuff - I can hardly wait to see how it turns out. I've been to their shop once - during their quilt show - and it was fabulous. It's a really good thing for my budget that I don't live lots closer.

Linda_J said...

Boned or unboned--and how long on the grill? I do this with ground beef but in the oven. Something about those potatoes and onions that taste so good that way!

I'll stay tuned to see what happens with all those cut pieces since you worked so hard on cutting jut the right pieces

tami said...

I really like that pattern. I hadn't seen it before. I can't wait to see it completed.

ForestJane said...

Nice mix of lights!

Are your darks going to be several shades of one color too or mixed up?

Laurie Ann said...

I love buggy barn crazy patterns. Can't wait to see what yours looks like!!

Esteemarlu said...

Nice fabrics.Your work room looks much better than mine believe me. Show us the results. By the way, I feel better already.

Mary said...

Neat pattern. I like Buggy Barn quilts.