So yesterday was the 4th of July - Happy belated Independence Day to those of you who celebrate it (Happy belated Canada Day while I am at it...) It sure felt like Saturday which made coming into the office especially hard this morning.
So my husband & I went out for brunch at IHOP - I love that they give you a couple of pancakes on the side :o) Next to my IHOP is Hancock's the chain fabric store. Since we had a wait, I perused... I found 7 new to me cat prints MEOW! (The quality is o.k., not the best, but not the worst either, I buy what I like, where I like.) On the way home, we stopped into the Joann's as well where I found several (20-ish) new to me cat prints as well. >^..^< I had not shopped in either store in a while.
We had pretty bad storms, but I was in studying, watching a movie - related to my class, and cutting some new cat fabrics for my cat charm quilt.
Total number of charms needed for my design = @1000
Total on hand before my S.E.X. yesterday = @960
Total on hand now = @980
All of this make Amy a happy gal. I only "need" 27 more cat charms :o) for my charm quilt.
(Thanks again to Patti & Evelyn who sent me fabric/cat charms - some of which were "needed" all of which were appreciated!)
Plan A had 25-patch blocks on point with 9-patches on the edges, so that the setting triangles would not be monsters & so that I could use more cat prints :o)
25 & 9 did not work out well together - so....
Plan B has 36-patches on point with the 9-patches - 36 (with 6 on a side) is double the 9 (with 3 on a side) so it works out much better.
So last night I sewed charms into pairs getting them ready to attach to my "25-patch blocks."
I also prepared my freezer paper templates for another quilt, but I did not have a staple puller, so I set that aside. (I staple 6 layers together, stapling the heck out of it and then cut 6 of each at once.)