Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Stars and Loops, and the Nickel Swap

Alice’s granddaughter made this quilt top and it is just cute as can be. I quilted it using Permacore white thread and the Stars and Loops pantograph. I made a quilt using a panel of smaller blocks similar to this one when I first got my longarm and this is the panto I used. That’s what gave me the idea to use if for this one. I hope she likes it!

The Nickel Swap

By the end of the year you will be so sick of hearing me talk about the Nickel Swap.......... anyway......on Sunday, Janet, Shelly and I sorted the nickels from January. There were 54 sets and the first thing we did was count the nickels in each persons ziplock. Then we collected 15 pairs of nickels for each person. It took us a couple hours to finish and we discovered that counting twice is a good idea BEFORE you put them in the ziplock, so you don’t have to go back and open and recount each package when you end up with some extra nickels at the very end.


Mel said...

what a big undertaking . . . but fun!!

Anonymous said...

It helps when you count the pairs 1,2,3,4,5,..thru 15 instead of 2,4,6,8,10,... because three quilting friends together can easily get distracted. Especially me!