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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

No Longer Blue

... from jury duty that is. I've been released! I really can't tell you how good that makes me feel. What a waste of all our time and money. The defendant was (in my opinion) trying to pull a fast one and delay as long as possible. We the jury, sat for hours in a room, with the total amount of court room time under an hour. We spent most of a week in a locked room. How boring! And in the end it was declared a mistrial.

Of course on the last day I figured out how to use the free Internet.
I meet a few interesting people in the process.
I wasn't allowed to being my appliqué into the court house, but I had my phone and it was loaded with books.

Honestly, I hope I never have to do this again.

But I did a little sewing on the days I wasn't too tired when I returned home.

My Favorite cousin (yes I'm bias) is getting married sometime in the fall. I would love to show her my feelings with a quilt. So I found a blue that wasn't too feminine and cut into all my blue scraps.
She has been collecting Blue Willow china for years. So I went with a blue theme.
Now when I said years, I meant it. Don't tell her I told you, but she is two years younger than I am, which we all know is old.
This is her first "real" relationship and I'm thrilled to the bone for her!
Being her first marriage and if I know her, the only, this is a super big deal. And even though this is against my rules of starting anything new, I'm breaking that rule. Just this once.

I figure if start now and do a bit every day, I'll have it finished by fall.

So far I have about 30 nine-patches done. I'll need about 70 more. Than on to the 100 snowballed squares.
That blue fabric will be a border.
My goal is a very scrappy quilt.

This will be on going between finishing up UFOs.
I'll keep you posted.

Till tomorrow,
Brandie

6 comments:

Lori said...

Oh I think your cousin needs a quilt from you!! Its going to be awsome!

Jean said...

There's a line out that is so cool... it's called "Heirloom" by Dear Stella.
http://generationqmagazine.com/2012/02/playdate-heirloom-china-quilt-from-dear-stella/

They would be really fun to use in that quilt.

LynCC said...

That is such fun fabric! I love the white on blue print. :)

Carrie P. said...

Yes, jury duty certainly is boring and seems like a waste of time but someone has to do it.
What a sweet idea for your quilt. I am using some of the floral in a quilt I am making now. Isn't it beautiful!

M and M plus 3 said...

Never had to do jury duty, but the Mister has and he enjoyed it. I can't wait to see what your doing, blue is my all time fav!

Heather said...

My son had a very similar experience with jury duty, mistrial and all. He was not a happy camper. Love the floral border for your blue quilt, should be a stunner.