I can not say enough about my class this year. I am so excited to really get into it in the next few weeks. They have been wonderful with only a few small conflicts. :) They are all precious and sooooo sweet.
As a late birthday present, P let me order some fabric I have been dying to get.
|Tidbits and Treasures|
When I was ordering, jelly rolls were on sale, too. I couldn't resist buying this Hullabaloo jelly roll.
|Look at that top! I can't even unwrap it.|
I have finished quilting my dad's quilt. Now I am working on the binding. This is what I was doing last night. I love to work on binding while watching my favorite shows. I chose to bind it using the same brown from the front of the quilt. Only a side and a half left to go! It needs to be done by the 9th when I go back home. I'm sure it will be done. I calculated last night that this quilt has about 182 straight lines quilted on it. That's a lot, but it looks great. I will NEVER quilt lines that close together again!
Now I am working on a very special project for one of my best friends. She has been asking for years for a blue and brown quilt. She is getting married in two weeks, and I just started on her quilt. She also chose blue and brown as the colors for her wedding. I bought the paisley fabric a few years ago at a quilt show. My grandmother said she was going to buy it if I wanted it and we ended up buying all that was left on the bolt (because they gave you a % off if you bought it all and it was already 50% off). I knew that it was going to be used for this special friend, but I debated for a long time on what pattern I wanted to use. I finally settled on using the Fractured Pinwheels pattern from the book 24 Hour Quilts. Here are the strips cut into triangles and ready to be sewn back together.
I am loving this quilt and I know that she will love it too!
This afternoon, I will be home alone. :) I hope to finish some more quilt blocks as well as work on some seat belt covers to take to family when I go home. Oh, and another collapsible market tote for my grandmother's birthday. I love weekends!