April 30, 2010
April 23, 2010
April 21, 2010
The pattern is Strippin' Time by Green Fairy Quilts.
Finished Size: approx 45x61
Fabric Requirements: one Jelly Roll
Difficulty: Easy--great for beginners
This quilt pattern was very easy to follow in terms of cutting and assembling the strips. When it came to assembling the blocks it was a little difficult because there was only a diagram that was sometimes hard to see where individual sets of strips and blocks were. There were measurements for each block that made it a little easier to determine what you needed.
Also, this pattern states to set aside some strips for the scrappy binding, I cut everything according to the pattern, sometimes even leaving a little selvedge and I didn't have enough strips for the binding. I made my quilt with Figgy Pudding and purchased the pattern after the Jelly Roll and decided at the time I purchased the pattern I didn't want a scrappy binding which ended up being a good decision because I didn't have enough Jelly roll strips left over.
One fun thing with this quilt is that you can switch up the framed blocks so that your quilt is a little bit different. This quilt went together VERY quickly after the cutting which is the part I loathe.
Overall I'd recommend this pattern, just be prepared to buy some binding fabric and lay out the entire top before sewing, it'll save a few head scratching moments.
April 16, 2010
pattern found on flickr
April 15, 2010
Also just finished some more blocks for Rachel's quilt along.
I wanted to start cutting my Plume quilt out BUT! I can't find the pattern! I know the measurements, I don't know the exact number of Jelly Roll strips to cut. Plus my house got really hot today and if I turned on the A/C in April I'd have to take myself out back and beat the hell outta myself because I live in the Chicago area, we savor weather like this in April!
On a school note: I got my application for the state test!! I'll be taking it June 11th at 530pm so if I go MIA, I'm busting my ass studying for the test! Never thought the day would come where I'd be done. SQUEEEEE!!!
April 12, 2010
I'm getting down to the very last things I need for school and I'm happier than a pig in shit. Sorry for being blunt but it's the truth. I only need 10 more calls, 3 more ERs to complete and 1 more intubation. I need a couple pediatric patients, some syncopes, some OBs, some abdominal, just a smattering in a few categories.
When I first started it seemed impossible to get done, but I'm actually ahead of the game. Some of my classmates have much more to do, as of today, I have exactly 1 month before all of my paperwork is due, which I admit kinda scares me. We take our final exam May 3rd, then have another certification to complete, and review for the state test, we graduate June 1st, then take the state test that weekend. If we pass we should have our licenses by the end of June.
And guess what that means?? MORE TIME FOR QUILTING!!!!!!!
April 5, 2010
There are always what if's when you fight a fire. The best outcome is that everyone goes home when the fire is out. You always critique and play Monday morning quarterback. Could this have been different? Could that have been prevented? In the case of this fire it was speculated that there were oxygen tanks in the home. Some people are on home O2 for various reasons, COPD, emphysema, bronchitis, vent dependent, realistically it could be one of a variety of disease processes. If that home O2 tank was to blame do you think the fire department should've known about that before the fire even happened? Oxygen is not flammable but rather supports combustion, or, in other words, it just fuels the fire. Oxygen tanks are under pressure, you drop one and the valve gets damaged that tank becomes a missle that will penetrate just about anything in its path.
The number one mantra we have is scene safety. If the scene is not safe you do not enter. Obviously, fire is a different animal but you still need to make sure you're assuring personal safety. Should persons on home oxygen be required to notify the fire department that oxygen tanks are present in the home? Could that have made a difference in this fire? That tank had the potential to launch at any time under the right conditions possibly endangering the public. It's recommended that a sign be placed on the door of the home, but in the event of a blaze will that sign still be there when firefighters arrive? At the very least I believe that Oxygen tanks SHOULD be registered with the fire department, the number of cylinders, the size of the cylinders, and locations within the home. In departments with CADs this information could be at the tips of a dispatcher and s/he could notify responding departments that oxygen tanks are in the home. If CADs are not available it could be stored in binders in the engine or truck. Would you support a law of this nature? If it saved just one life it's worth it. Brian's Bill perhaps?
scribbled by audrey at 8:40 PM