Saturday, August 25, 2007

Last Days of Summer

Joseph and his friend are trying to squeeze as much nothing as they can into the last moments before 6th grade.

I am just trying to squeeze as much as possible into each day, in between cries of "Mom, look!" I know that there is a silent count-down before this changes to "Mo-o-o-m! Stop looking at me all the time!" But still, hearing an abrupt shout of "MOM" at a much higher volume than needed, just to look at something you have already seen many times........

Yardage, fabric cut from the bolt, but not yet made into something. These are about a fat quarter, but I didn't measure because there was a cat sleeping on my table at the time.

Fat Quarter, fabric is measured in yards when it is cut off the bolt. A yard is 36 inches. A half-yard is 18 inches. A quarter-yard is 9 inches. The bolt is about 40 inches wide, so the quarter-yard piece is 9 inches by 40 inches which can be a difficult size to use. So quilters make fat quarters: a half-yard of fabric cut across the short way givestwo fat quarters that are about 20 inches by 18 inches.

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