(1) a good winter moisturizer
(2) red balloons
First I want to say thanks to everyone for the invitations after viewing my globe trotting map! Renea and I have talked about visiting the Sisters (Oregon) show for years. I've wanted to visit the Vermont festival AND Keepsake Quilting for a long time, and I even have nieces and nephews in Wisconsin. I visited the Grand Canyon in June 2014, and my sister talks about a trip to Yellowstone - sounds intriguing! I'd like to see what your maps would look like :o)
For these blocks I'm putting a slight twist to Bonnie's pattern - rather than using random scrappy reds, I'm matching my 4-1/2" centers to the outsides of the blocks.
Not all of the centers match though, maybe 3 or 4 will be odd ones. While working on Part 2 of the mystery if I had a piece of that particular red left that wasn't worth putting back into the bin, I very efficiently cut it down into strips. Oh well, it's a scrap quilt after all!
Looking at the reds together in a group, I like that little grey block that pops out - square in a square in a square!
I'll finish the rest of these red blocks, then start putting the top together some time this week - progress!
Now here's some progress on the outside:
They're repaving the alley behind my house, and this is how it looked Saturday morning.
I was a bit surprised they were working because it was a very drizzly day.
and they're about ready to pour concrete at the west end where the alley bends at a right angle.
They started right in back of my house on Monday last week, and with any luck they should be done in 1 or 2 more days.
Sew forth and sew on til later...