Wednesday, February 11, 2009

926

926...the number of pieces in "Catch a Falling Star"/"Simple City". I've learnt my lesson from 4OT and am now doing my cutting at the kitchen bench; it's higher, thereby reducing the strain on my back when I lean over to check the markings on the quilting ruler. But all the pieces are cut out now, and hopefully I can start sewing this afternoon/evening.

I've also got to get the sheep quilt basted up, as I'm quickly running out of time! C is having her baby shower in two weeks, though I wont be giving the quilt to her then. I'd rather by able to put the bub's name and DOB on it. So I've got to do a bit of shopping before then!

I also have some good news for a change; I've had my thesis bound up properly, and my title of Doctor is now completely official. It's nice to see my thesis sitting in the department alongside all those who have gone before me. I'm very happy with the binding; I found an old Hungarian gentleman who has been book binding for around 40 years, and does it all by hand.


9 comments:

Teresa Porter said...

Kate, those books are beautiful. And I love the fabrics you've chosen for your next quilt.

Teresa

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Would you believe I've never counted the pieces needed for one of my quilts? 926 sure sounds like a lot.

Your thesis book looks impressive
Dr. Kate!

Jeanne said...

Cutting the fabrics for a quilt may be my least favorite part of the whole process. You're ready to go now! Your books look wonderful.

Carol said...

Your thesis book is just beautiful...congratulations Dr Kate. 926 pieces...YOWSER! It's going to be wonderful!

Lynda said...

Congratultions on achieving your doctorate Kate - it's an immense achievement. Love the fabrics for your new quilt.

Jelly Wares said...

Wowee!!! Congrats on the book, you sure are one very clever lady... I love all of the polka dots that you've been cutting out for your new quilt and can't wait to see them all sewn together...

Take Care
Jodie :)

Violet said...

926 lovely yummie pieces of fabric, congratulations in the binding of your thesis, it looks great.

Liz said...

Hats off to you!

Renee said...

isn't it a great feeling to have it all bound and in your hands? Congratulations Kate!