Three things to be happy about:
(1) a baby's first tooth
(2) potluck dinners
(3) knowing what to overlook
I was thinking about the setting for my string blocks, there are lots of options out there, but one thing I'm sure of is the border ... piano keys!!!
I wanted to make the body of the quilt 60 x 72 then add 6 or 8 inches worth of borders, so I cut some of the 2-1/2" strips into 4-inch length ... I don't like those, they're a bit too "chunky" looking!
I've decided to go with 6 inches for the piano keys plus a 2-inch inner border and 4-inch outer border. That'll give me 12 more inches on each side, which is a respectable size quilt.
The pieces that I had cut into 4" strips? I cut them down into 2" squares... I'm thinking I can make 9 patch blocks out of those, maybe using solids.
Looking at the little squares, I can see I need to keep my strings and strips narrower than 2 inches, else they'll overpower the 2" squares! I decided to learn from that episode, and keep on moving.
Moving right along...
They give you 60 coffee pods with the machine but they were mostly dark roast, extra bold. That's a bit stronger than I usually drink my coffee, makes my hair stand on end! I tried to make myself like them but they're just too darn strong so I start the brew off with a 3 ounce cup of water, then stick in the pod.
The one good thing about Costco though - if you're not happy they'll cheerfully refund your money. So I'll give it some more time.
That's it for now, have a great Tuesday; if you're voting, let's hope the "right" candidates win! Sew forth and sew on til later.