Monday, September 28, 2009
Civil War Sylvias
The paperwork allowing us to go back home has been signed by two people and is off to a third (and hopefully last). Keep your fingers crossed.
I've forged ahead on the moving countdown:
1. Doctor's appointments so I won't have to immediately find a new doctor: check
2. Switch the online billing from the bank account I intend to close when we move: check
3. Get the car serviced in preparation for a cross country trip: check
4. Pay all the estimated taxes for 2009: check
5. Transfer extra funds from the business checking account: check
6. Back up all the files I want to take with me to Oklahoma and/or need to close law practice: check
7. Catch up on all my billing: check
Once we get the official paperwork:
A. Get realtor
B. Rent dumpster
C. Research moving companies
D. Resign from this state bar
E. Close business accounts
F. Close business PO Box and forward mail
G. Get copies of veterinary files
K. Garage Sale
L. Compile address lists of people I don't want to lose track of
M. Turn off business phone
But enough of that.
I think I have mentioned that I previously started a Sylvia's Bridal Sampler using civil war fabrics. That was a couple of years ago when they had the patterns on the internet. I did a number of the blocks (18) but the scale was off on my printer and I didn't bother to square them because I was young and foolish and assumed that squaring was optional. Most of them ended up being 5.5 inches (unfinished) but some are as large as 6.75 inches, and a couple are only five inches.
When I started the Brights Sylvia project, I tossed the mismatched civil war Sylvia's into my scrap file and kept running across them while searching for fabric. Yesterday, I got to thinking that I could use the blocks rather than just stash them. I thought to myself - "Self, why not use the blocks as the center of a star block?" Like these:
I'd end up with about a 15 inch block, which isn't my favorite size, but at least the blocks could be used for a quilt.
Here are all the Civil War Sylvias:
I grabbed some fabric from my scraps to add borders:
I just used strips from my scrap pile - the above picture is before I squared them up to 7.5 inches, each.
Here they are all squared up.
My hope is to use these as the center for larger blocks but not today - I am calling it a night.