Poor hubby stayed home to work.
Bobbins used this week: 4
Bobbins used year to date: 28
Thread spools emptied this week: 2
Thread spools emptied year to date: 8
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 31.75 yards
Here are a couple of things I worked on before I left.....
here are the 45 light blocks I made last week and the 45 dark blocks I made this week!
And the top laid out. It does twinkle doesn't it? I think my 1st border will be black, but after that I am not sure. any suggestions? It is going up to the mountains too. OK, a funny side note. see the light blocks? a dark center with dark points. see the dark blocks? it should have a light center with light points. oops! I still like it. it is a good mistake. I like the way it twinkles!
this one I have had forever. In fact since 2005! all the blocks were done. all other pieces cut and measured. I decided this is one I am taking with me up to the mountains. hopefully I will come back with a finished top! It is called Spring Morning - April 2005 McCall's quilting magazine. Should end up about 76" x 80".
Another one is from 1999. Mercy! this one was a project with my Thornberries group. we all fell in love with a civil war line of fabric. and with this pattern. the line -
the pattern from Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting magazine. July/August 1999. We all went to a quilt store, and each purchased one or two of the fabrics, but enough for 10. I believe. not sure, because it has been so long! it was all figured out, so that we paid the same amount. Again all the pieces were cut, and then I stopped. why? it's going to be a gorgeous quilt. so I have been sewing on it. I have step 2 finished!!!!!finished. 283 sashing points units. mercy! but I did it...... no picture. I am taking the next step up with me, so when I return, I can put the top together!
I also have been making basket blocks. I am in a swap for them. I am receiving 24 plus my 6. the pattern calls for 72 blocks for a lap size quilt. Vicki saw them and she loved them too. So we are making more and trading.
I have finished 10! aren't they the sweetest things........