Hubby suggested and I totally agreed that we wanted sashings bewteen the blocks.
Now all we/I need to do is select a border fabric to call this quilt done. I really enjoyed making these blocks. The quilt is called Blessings from the Hollow by Mary Flynn.
It is in a newest book from Kim Brackett called Scrap Basket Sensations.
The instructions were clear and consise. I am ready to tackle another pattern in the book.
Organization is the key to success to piecing. Being a control freak this helps me keep things straight. I went through all the steps at the same time for each fabric set. I double sewed all the folded corners and have a nice little basket full of 2" half square triangles. Before I knew it I was ready to assemble all the blocks. The pattern was really a pleasure to piece.
I added this GREEN pincushion to my newest sewing machine.
The cushion hangs on the extra thread spool pin.
Sheila ( the machine's name) sewed all 26 of my guild's block swap blocks.
We went through 3 bobbins and she did not have a problem at all.
The sewing machine store owner finally called me and they are ordering the new part anyway.
I bought myself a new purse. I also bought a Laurel Burch tote bag.
I cannot believe that I forgot to snap a picture of it!
Hubby took me shopping to a new quilt store (Quilts and Friends in Roanoke, Indiana) on my BD.
The store has a "Man Cave" for the hubbies.
I spent a blissful couple hours shopping without worring about him being bored!
And the store was to die for! Even I was on sensory overload!
I ended up spending all my BD monies on fabric for daughter #2's BD quilt.
Her BD is in May and she loves Oriental.
I bought some great Oriental fabrics. I am going to do some abstract piecing with big hunks of the fabric. Then will added pieced blocks around the larger hunks. It will be like working with panels.
THE CHIPMUNKS ARE AWAKE!!!!!!
This is the first chipmunk I have seen this Spring.
The cats are on "high alert". They are used to the birds and the squirrels.
But these chipmunks bring out the hunting urge in even the most laid back of my kitties!
The chipmunk is there but I wanted to show you the kitties watching.
All five of them were there but I was not able ( or fast enough ) to get them in the picture.
We have had rainy weather but it is warming up.
I hate the time change.