Sometimes when I look at my log I'm intrigued to see where my visitors are coming from - places like Colombes, Opelousas, Madrid, Oswego, Sheffield, Kaposvar... if you have a minute leave me a "location" comment! Just say "Hi, I'm from _____" I think it'd be fun to see how many different places check in!
I wanted to stop playing with triangles for a little bit to make a baby quilt, and I thought I'd back it with fleece without a batting. My friend Renea mentioned that the soon-to-be-closed Hancock Fabrics had a lot left, so Monday Felicia (The Slow Quilter) and I went to check it out. I'm glad we did! They had a whole section of fleece, and I got a nice 2-yard piece at $1.10 a yard.
The blocks for this one are sewn at 6x6 and 6x12 (finished); my goal was to get a 36 inch center. As I sewed each block I just put it on my design wall in no particular order, I'll rearrange them and start sewing the quilt together today.
There were some cute fabrics in this quilt... I like these little animals:
is that Curious George on the green? I've seen a lot of sock monkey fabric lately!
I didn't just buy fleece at Hancock's, I also bought three pieces of red fabric that I couldn't resist. They had some very pretty Christmas fabric that I got at 90 cents a yard, what a deal! At that price I didn't mind buying two yards; I understand they'll be closing Wednesday or Thursday of next week (April 10 or 11). At this point the discounts were 70, 80 and 90 percent off.
Of course we had to eat after shopping! We dropped into a Japanese restaurant next door to the Hancock's but we only stayed a hot minute - it was dark in there, but not too dark to notice how grungy the menus were, yuck. I was forward enough to ask the waiter why they were so dirty, "Uh, well, we're about to order some new ones soon, I don't know when but they're coming." Pu-lese! There was hardly anything on the menu that didn't include beef, which I don't do very well, so Felicia was nice enough to agree on someplace else. So, we had a nice lunch at Appleby's - I had the shrimp alfredo with side salad. It was pretty good!
That's it for now, enjoy your Thursday. The cherry blossoms haven't peaked yet, I think the official date now is in one or two weeks. Sew forth and sew on til later!