(1) while-you-wait car repair
(2) retirement on your own terms
(3) sleeping late on a rainy day
Sleeping late, yes!!! Yesterday I woke up sorta early but I was still sleepy, and I noticed it had started raining. When I woke up again it was around 10:00 - that was a good rainy day sleep-in!
If there were a movie called June Cleaver Does Quilting - I'd be in the starring role! Not only did I finish piecing the solid quilt top, but I used the same pattern idea to make another one using prints! I'm calling this pattern layout Three-Six-Twelve...
The quilting is all done, I've attached the binding to the back, I just need to machine stitch it down on the front. I tried the idea from the video of pressing the individual strips before joining them... believe me, it saves a lot of time! I used to cut my strips, even off each end, draw a 45* line [yawn], cross over the ends, sew on the line ... and when all 999 strips were joined into one long strip I'd press it in half - sheesh! It's so much easier the "new" way!
I liked the bright colors I used in this little quilt, and since I wanted to use a single border I didn't want the border to compete with the center. I decided to used this adorable black and white alphabet fabric; there's no black/white in the body of the quilt but I think this makes a cute border!
I was also able to finish up that bolt of alien fabric I bought in December when my local Hancock Fabrics was closing that location. I'm glad to finish up the bolt, lets me know I'm using my fabric! The bolt cost $3 and had at least 4 yards on it, and now it's all gone, yaaay! I was thinking the other day that fabric is not bought to be stashed away in a box or under the bed or on the shelf ... if it's not used, what good is it??? So, I'm glad I made those aliens disappear. I zapped their little red green yellow butts!
I've got quite an inventory of quilt tops that are waiting to be quilted - look at this pile...
I didn't know I had so many! There are eight tops ready to be quilted; two of them are the small cobblestone quilts and then there's the solid one. I took two to the LA last week (Black, White, and a Shot of Red; and Stars and Stripes) so that makes 10 tops - quite an inventory!
These were all pieced this year except the second from the bottom.
That's it for now, have a great Wednesday. I plan to do a tutorial on the Three-Six-Twelve quilt, possibly tomorrow. Sew forth and sew on!