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Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day!

Hello Quilters,
It's Pi Day today, March 14th... just one of the wonderful things you can learn while reading blogs. No, I did not misspell. This is the circle circumference figuring Pi, not the yummy cherry or blueberry pie. (Hey, when is PIE day?)  It is a day we quilters should celebrate - I guess - but when did you ever use the formula C=2pi r?  I just go to the kitchen and find a cup, glass or plate that is near the size I want for my quilt. I'm not an engineer.  I don't need all that math, and now that I'm diabetic I can't eat the pie either.

So I've been changing my mind for the past few weeks - guess that proves I'm still female. (4 different quilts were on the docket.) I could have gotten a lot done on my Granddaughter's wedding quilt if I was more definitive. I guess I'm afraid to disappoint, and I want her to love it.  I decided to make a Good Night Irene quilt like some are making for one of the current quilt alongs. (Spoiler Alert! Ashleigh - if you want to be surprised, don't Click here to see the design. Mine will be a multicolored version.) I have started the cutting - OMG! what did I get myself into this time.

Really nothing new to report - no new photos. I'm cutting on GNI (see above) and sewing on an H2H. I've always got to start early, I'm such a procrastinator... I take way too long to get anything sewn. Here's a picture of the layout for the H2H quilt. (If you are a follower you seen this before.)

Since this was taken I've got the blocks all in rows, and 4 rows together... lots of corners to match, and since they are hand sewn blocks I pin the marked seam lines together and then sew by machine.  I guess that's why they were UFO blocks. Takes a lot longer. I do like to hand stitch, but NOT on a deadline.
 
Sew, cutting and pinning two plus quilts over the weekend, and through the months...
Hope you have a sew-filled weekend.
Hugs,
Terri

8 comments:

  1. My grandson loves "Pi" ! We got him a new tee shirt evey year to wear to school on Pi Day--loving your blueberry (yummy) pie piece. I find it infinitely fascinating....kind of like life--goes on and on....hugs, Julierose

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  2. Oh! Your new project is going to be lovely Terri. And great work on the H2H project too..

    Pi is a maths thing- and maths things hurt my head ...a lot....

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  3. Great post, Terri! Gave me a chuckle.
    I like this block/quilt pattern. The Goodnight Irene quilt is a good pattern, too. Difficult to believe that it's already H2H time again.

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  4. How funny! My hubby gave up desserts for Lent, so we couldn't have pie for dessert today, but we did have a pizza "pie" for supper! And I love your H2H quilt - very pretty colors. You're going to love GNI - it's easy to sew, if a little repetitive - and looks so pretty when it's done!

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  5. Advanced math was not my thing at school, but I have needed pi several times whenever I needed to buy bias tape for a round table cloth I made. The GNI pattern looks great; I can imagine scrappy versions as well as just a few colours.

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  6. We used to go to a shop/cafe in Wilton, WI called 'Pi are Square'. They had pizza (pie) and several dessert pies, all baked in 8" square pans (pi are square, get it????). My FIL is a physicist, so we had to get him one of their caps one year. Those square pies were yummy.

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  7. Horribly enough I used that equation recently. I can't say more though -secret makings. Like you I don't do maths but when you have a zip of a certain length, and you know what you want to make in your head....The GNI looks like a lot of fun. Happy sewing Terri.

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  8. Hand sew! I am in awe! You have moved up to Super Quilter in my estimation! I love hand-quilting but shy away from sewing blocks. I like your QAL; what a pretty quilt. I'd love to make one sometime if I ever get through my UFOs. I think I just might make a quilt like the one you're making for H2H. And for the same cause! Us Terri's have to have some unison! Cheers!

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