Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I finished this wall hanging last year just in time for the 4th of July, wanted to share it with you. This is "3 Cheers" by Verna Mosquera of the Vintage Spool. I really enjoyed making this, it's a nice size and goes fairly fast. I also have the fabric all picked out for the St. Patricks day wall hanging, but not enough time, maybe that one will be for retirement? For those of you have asked, the air has now cleared, we finally saw blue sky yesterday. There will be high fire danger through fall. I have noticed that my life is in the "P" lane again. As you may have noticed Andrea received her pincushion surprise (I think she liked it!) and I just got notice that mine will be put in the mail tomorrow. ANTICIPATION!! The fun part of this swap is where they are coming from. Linda swapped each of us with someone abroad and it tickles me to think that I could receive something from someone so far away. The Internet has brought us all so close! Now, "P" is for pincushion and "P" is for Pay It Forward (which I should be working on) and .... "PP" is for my Prairie Paisley fabrics!! WHOOO HOO, I finished the socks and decided in celebration of the holiday I would start cutting into them. After all they are red/white/blue! I used use "PP" to describe paper piecing but now it is for Prairie Paisley. I did paper piece the hst's in this, I used Triangles on A Roll, I had a partial roll of the right size and happened to have the exact amount for the quilt. Sometimes things just work out! This is just a rough little peek at what I've decided to do with my precious prairie paisleys. I like how it's going to look, but have a lot more work to do on it. Are you good at math? I'm not. I'm wondering... if you have 42 different fabrics and there are three different fabrics to a block, how many different combinations can you make without duplicating a block? Is anyone that good at math? Now for my final "P" I'm going to say that I'm patriotic. If you can say that serving on a jury is patriotic. I've spent most of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in jury selection. I was selected and will begin on Monday. They think the trial should last approximately 2 weeks. I never ever thought I would be chosen. I don't know what to think. I guess you are never too old for new experiences.

I also want to thank for my blog buddies Cara at Quilt Nook and Kristin at Quiltilicious for the tags, so sweet of you to include me. I hope you don't mind if I pass. I have played before. I'm just lazy right now I guess.

Hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July!

18 comments:

The Quilt Buddy said...

I love your wall hanging! Thanks for sharing and good luck next week! Maybe you will get to do some stitching in between!

lilsis said...

68880 :)

I can't wait to see how your PP quilt turns out. It is looking GORGEOUS!!!

Leora

Vicki W said...

Love your wall hanging and your PP blocks. Yes, you are patriotic if you serve jury duty without trying to get out of it. But you are patriotic anyway!

Linda said...

Love the wall hanging, is it all needle turn applique? My gosh my math isn't that good, but I'd think it would be hepas without a repeat.

Ruthie said...

Beautiful wall hanging, Mar.
My guess would be 1,640 different blocks.

quiltmom said...

Hi Mar,
I asked my husband who is my resident mathematican your mathematical question. His first reaction is that it would be a big,big number. I am not good at mathematics but this is the way that my dear man explained it to me.
The total number of combinations is 11,480. The equation would look like this 42x41x40 over 3x2x1
The top total would be the multiple ways that you could make all the different combinations. You would need to divide the big number by 6 ( 3x2x1) because those are the repeat combinations of all the fabrics. For each group of fabrics of 3 there would be 6 combinations- ( 1,2,3) (1,3,2)
( 2,1,3) ( 2,3,1) (3,1,2) and (3,2,1) of layout order.

All in all you wouldn't need to worry about fabric combinations because there would be lots of combinations without repeating any of them.

I hope this makes sense- I think I got his explanation right.

Regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your little wallhanging and your PP blocks.

Lorraine said...

I bought a fat quarter pack of the PP fabrics and have just been looking at them so far....I like what you have done with yours! Have a happy 4th of July!

Vicky said...

My answer is WAY more than you'll need for this project!

Go with Quiltmom's answer! She has a resident mathmetician! I got boggled down at 7:00 this morning trying to figure it out, but couldn't remember all the steps in the formula and only came up with 5292 combinations. ROFLOL.

Happy 4th, Mar! Your wallhanging and your blocks are gorgeous!

Darlene said...

Love your wallhanging and your PP blocks. Actually, I love everything you do. OK, the answer to your math question is.....a squillion. teehee!

The pincushion and armchair caddy were adorable.

Cheryl said...

What a great wallhanging. Sadly I didn't get my 4th of July one done, but there's always next year. Your PP block - GREAT!!

Karen said...

I love your patriotic wall hanging. You did an excellent job on it.
I got lost on the equation from quiltmom but I am sure her resident mathemetician is correct. You need to buy a lot more of the Prairie Paisley to make all those combinations. You will be making quilts for all your blog friends plus a few others@

Yvonne said...

Love the wallhanging....I have one of her Halloween patterns. Your PP blocks are awesome. I guess you could make a bazillion combos.

Rose said...

Love the wallhanging and your PP blocks are gorgeous.....self confessed "not good at maths" so Im no help!!!

Thimbleanna said...

Hey! That adorable wall hanging matches the fabric that I used on my table runner -- too cute!!! I'm finally catching up with your blog -- you've been busy doing some fun sewing. I LOVE the ME pincushion that you made -- lucky, lucky recipient!!!

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Love those red, white and blue blocks. The fabrics are georgeous! Looks like you will have it finished soon! Thanks for the pics
Diane

Kim said...

I love Verna Mosquera's stuff--I have the Vintage Valentines patterns and fabric all stashed away to make it but of course I haven't started! Yeah, maybe for retirement! LOL! Jury duty, huh? How's that going? I hope you've got an interesting case to sit through!

Nan said...

Your wallhanging is beautiful, Mar! You did such a wonderful job!
I am loving your Prairie Paisley quilt, too! I see you got a mathematician to answer your question. Very interesting.
Good luck on serving on the jury. I was on a jury once - it's totally different from anything I have done before. I'll be interested to hear how you like it.