OK, Swooze, my dear.
You know I was having a tough time finding a backing for the Improv Stripes? Well, in the box from Charlene was this amazing ZEBRA fabric!!!! Yes, it is perfect.
Batik Reflections needs a binding. As
does the Santa Quilt. I just need to cut binding for the Santa, I think I have it already for the Reflections quilt.
Thursday and Friday, Charlene came to play with me! I made Sausage Leek soup and we spent a lot of time just chilling. Last time she came she brought a pattern we could work on together.
Man, two of us, both experienced quilters who have made amazing quilts, could not figure out this crazy block. First of all, the cutting directions were incorrect. Once we got that straightened out, the placement of the collar on the shirt was pretty iffy. After ripping 3 times and re-cutting a collar unit twice, we both were so frustrated.
It is a cute block, and I will give it another try this week, but it may not happen in the end run.
I went to the doctor Monday, he says it is nothing more than allergies. Well, I say, give me some powerful meds because my throat is killing me!
Charlene brought me two boxes and a big bag full off the final installment of my fabrics. Oh, Lordy! This is just one box!
I just finished putting it all somewhere. In the end I was trying to match coordinating fat quarters to make some quick quilts and get some things moving out of the room. I don't think another piece of fabric can fit in here.
I need to get my Husqvarna machine back to finish this Tribute to the men who put their lives on the line for us daily. The Janome is just not agile enough to quilt the curves. It is loud and heavy and frustrating. But right now it is the only one I have!
My cousin asked me if I could donate a quilt to the raffle to raise money for the Military Moms to provide funding for cadets at the various academies to attend some event. So I pulled these fabrics. I need to make two quilts, since I wanted to make her one for Christmas anyway. I had just ordered these Navy seals from some ebay person.
Military fabrics are so expensive. Anyone have a better priced source for Navy fabrics?
And all the hurricanes! Oye! The ones in the Atlantic don't bother me!
In the yard yesterday Frank found this Orbweaver guy. He is probably the size of my palm and has a web that stretches from the River Birch tree to the Deck.
Today my throat is better but my head hurts. And my ears are very loud. They ring all the time, but right now they are really loud!