I realize that this is a short work week.  Tomorrow is Friday, not Thursday.

However.

I’m tired.  And the news is making me more tired.  And I want to go hide at home and sew a quilt.

That’s all; I’m working on my first cup of coffee so am hoping that things look up from here!

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Well, folks.  Here I am, blogging because I’m pretty bored and I’m daydreaming about starting this new quilt.

Have I blogged about this quilt yet?  Hmm….appears that I mentioned it but did not include a picture.

OK, so, I found a free pattern that makes this quilt –

quilt 2

Sorry it’s fuzzy.  Don’t really feel like fixing that right now.  You get the general idea.  This pattern is for a fairly small quilt though – it’s almost twin-sized.  I need it to be queen-sized, so I’m multiplying everything by 1.7.  This will make it approximately 86″ x 109″.  So far I have two fabrics that I’m going to use; the top one will be used everywhere you see a bright yellow in the original quilt, and the bottom one will probably be used instead of the strips of grey.

quilt 3

I think they’re both so pretty!!  I’m going to have to add extra rocks (9 rocks x 1.7 equals 15.3 rocks, but to make everything even and pretty I’m going to settle on an even 20 rocks).

quilt

It’s going to be great, and I really would like to be working on it right now.  I still need to get most of the fabric, though; I’ll need a few more shades of blue, green, and grey before I can really get started.  Going to try to get to Joann’s on Friday or Saturday and then start cutting and piecing this weekend.  I could start cutting some tonight actually…I need to go through my fabric stash but it’s possible that I might have enough blues.  Hm.

I’m leaning towards splurging on a nice linen (or at least a linen blend) fabric for the backing.  If this is going to be used (the goal is to be able to use it in the bedroom during the warmer months), I want to love it.  And linen always helps.

Sadly though, I still have a few more hours before I can go home for the day.  Oddly, it’s been fairly slow at work today… I’m perfectly fine with that except that it’s making me really really wish that I could be at home sewing!

Luckily (or unluckily), Stephen has a good amount of upcoming work which means he’ll be pretty busy for the foreseeable future, which will definitely afford me with plenty of sewing time.

I have to stop talking about this.  It’s making me want to take the rest of the afternoon off so that I can go to the fabric store right now.