Saturday, January 23, 2010

One PLUS ONE does not equal TWO

I am dumb.. I mean COME ON!!!

I had a stack of 4 patches left over from my 4 patch variation quilt, so I thought I'll make the onpoint 4 patch quilt.. well lets just say I can't add up.. I was 90 short, not one or two or twenty but NINETY!!! Oh my god.. I hate to admit it, but I have signed up to do a distance learning course this year in ACCOUNTING?? is that funny or what??

I have a four day weekend this weekend.. I managed to snaggle a day off work on Monday before the public holiday..... so I am thinking to myself... FOUR DAYS OF SEWING.... I'll get a head start Friday night after work!

Friday - it was 43C coming home (43c = 109F apparently).. so no sewing too freaky hot..

Saturday - well it was hotter, they said it was 42C in Newcastle but I am out in the sticks and no chance of an 'ocean breeze' out here.. how hot was it?? damn hot! so I did manage to do a bit of sewing on the said four patch (pic is in previous post) I have about 9 rows to go and about 90 bloody 4 patches to make.. Oh and of course I can't just use any old fabric so now I am searching the stash for my scrappy quilt 'til still look scrappy but not like 'the stupid cow ran out of fabric and just used any old thing to finish this sucker' look.. you all know that look? I got mighty cheesed off with myself so I just fiddled with my hexagon quilt (only one row to go peeps)

Sunday - well its not hot, its overcast and I have a few things on the go already.. I really want to finish my four patch top but I keep getting distracted by kids / cat / fabric fondling

I have a confession of sorts to make.. Well I dont really think I need to confess as this blog IS called 'Fabricologist Anonymous".. I um, needed some fabric to finish off this quilt.... (some have seen it before)....

... and its friend the backing...


Yes, dear readers, its the "Bendigonia Behemouth"... another 'additional factoring error' in ALL its glory....
Now when I half made this top (the nine patch / cobble stones) I had realised I had grossly under estimated the fabric I needed so I swiftly went and bought another 8 meters (um 9 yards for you non metrics amongst us).. well of course do you think I can FIND what was left over??? approx 4 yards of fabric disappeared.. Now I am thinking I may, just MAY of used it for something else (signature squares for last years retreat???) anyhoo, so whats a girl to do??? (this is the confession bit here petals)


GO SHOPPING!!!!!

OK of course the quilt shop I bought the original fabric at, doesn't have any left and hasn't dealt with that mob for awhile... so I did buy some other stuffs... so the next shop I went to, well that had something so close that I am going to use it and stuff what anyone says... and of course, the little wool shop nearby had a heap of stuffs on sale, so I mean, COME ON... whats a girlie to do???

You likey??? See the fabric on top, you know the Bella solid??? well thats all I went out to buy... LOL I did get some lovely burgundy batik (if batiks can be lovely - eek they still feel like shower curtains) for a wee floaty thing on the Adelaide Signature squares.. and I did get a red oriental to put with the Bendigonia Behemouth.. I am still mathing out how to sort that one out.. (I want the 9 patches to be centred the siggy's? not so fussed).. the rest is stash.. isn't the French fabric lovely???? most stores in here have sold out of that sucker so I was lucky to 'find' that much.. no charm squares to speak of anywhere down here!

OK I am going back to the ironing board, back to the sewing machine as I want to have a few things accomplished on my days off...


Wish me luck petals and pray there is no adding up for me to do!



Lissa

13 comments:

Joanne said...

I hope you get a lot accomplished on your days off. The fabrics you bought are lovely. Have fun!

Carol VR said...

Hell...I thought it was "a"-"counting" course. You ought to be able to count by the end...LOL

Vickie said...

oh my goodness it's still Jan and you have posted again hehehe...I sure hope your production gets going the next 2 days as well..oh wow what a buy you had.oh suks when the adding goes screwifffy..happened to me this morning...ahh well 'tis only fabric eh? and sounds like you resolved it quite well..cheers Vickie

jindiscottage said...

Well done on supporting the local economy - that's a nice collection of fabric you've got there.
Never put a name to it before but now you mention it - I agree, batiks do feel like shower curtains - the clingy, sticky, can't escape from type that try to eat you while you are taking a shower!

Lorraine said...

Oh...OK for some ....lucky you getting Monday off....no chance of that for me....I have to organise the Aussie Day breakfast for work.....whilst we have a thousand people for a sit down breaky...I don't actually have to cook it....phew! Nice little shopping trip girly.....glad the weather has cooled down a bit..my daughter went to Sydney for the Big Day Out ...can't go on Adelaide as she is a grown up now and will be working!....Could she have picked a hotter day??? Said she had a good time though...hey good luck with the accounting course...I have trouble calculating fabric amounts ....always buy way too much....!

Thimbleanna said...

You are SOOOO funny -- you always crack me up!!! No matter what you say -- I LOVE that first quilt. Have you shown us the close up of those squares? The colors look so vibrant and pretty!

Good luck with your accounting class. Just try not to think quilting while you're doing your homework and you'll be fine!!!

Darlene said...

Well, I needed a spew alert for this post - you had me laughing really hard. Love the quilt and your pile of shopping goodies.

Cathi said...

You made me laugh with this one!! Love the fabrics you bought and that quilt! It is gorgeous!

Ozjane said...

I worked for two years in a Chartered accountants office prior to teaching and even did accounting at night school..2 girls, friend and I amongst all those lads......but not enough to keep me there.
So gave up accounting, so I thought until I worked part time with friends at the end of my teaching and after ill health retirement....and guess who learnt 3 accounting programs.
I am hopeless at Maths....but can manage on a computer........sort of.LOL>

Corrie said...

well, of course you had to buy all of that -- they are necessities.

sewtakeahike said...

that quilt top is a.mazing! love it!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

ha ha, that's the story of my life!
Love what you did with the siddy blocks too, great job, Tracey!

Jenni said...

Nice to visit your blog - I've looked at all the beagle pics - Bailey is cute, and that cat is very evil, I can tell.
Your 4 patch with pink squares is just like one I've (nearly) finished, I saw it in a book of antique quilts.
Oh and thanks for the hour or two I just spent looking at the photos on many Norwegian blogs while wondering why I couldn't read the writing. I need another 20 or so blogs on my bloglines like I need a hole in the head! Thanks!