Today was my first day back at work after my vacation. I have to say that I prefer vacation.
But a new development. My friend was supposed to fly home on Tuesday. But she found out over the weekend that her husband has a rebound case of Covid, so she extended her visit until Monday.
Last week we drove four hours southwest to visit my brother and his wife. It was a great few days and I have a lot to share. But that will come later. Tonight, just a quick post to share that we finished the final four blocks for the red Fractured quilt yesterday. Tonight I squared them all up.
I just love squaring up blocks. I think it’s because it takes what can be a little wonky and messy and cleans it all up and makes it look precise and makes me look like an awesome sewest. And there is just something about that pretty little pile of fabric slivers that I just love.
After getting them all trimmed I sorted and stacked up the blocks so we could just get them up on the design wall tonight.
My friend put them all up on my design wall as I handed her the blocks. They all fit wonderfully on my retractable design wall. This will be a generous throw quilt… nice for napping on the sofa.
We still need to move a few things around, and then we’ll add a purple horizontal strip between each row of blocks (actually, I’m waffling on the strip!!! I’ll do some playing before I decide for sure to add it). When that’s all done we’ll tag team the sewing and pressing of these blocks. I feel confident that we’ll have this quilt top done before my friend leaves for home on Monday.
Here’s some pretty stuff to look at.
And one more, a little more close up. These fabrics… I mean, come on!!!
Yesterday my friend and I took a drive to McMinnville, Oregon, to visit a fabric store there that we like. They also have a sewing machine service center that my long arm quilter recommended to service my Featherweight. So I took the opportunity to talk to them about it and ended up leaving my machine with them.
They service a good number of Featherweights. There were two that I could see in their work area as I was talking to them. They also have a bunch displayed in their store.
I know a few of you will get a little excited when you see those gorgeous white Featherweights! They are so beautiful!
I should have my machine back in a couple of weeks. Then I’ll start on a special project made on that machine. More on that later.
While we were there we saw a quilt made from Australian Aboriginal fabrics that we really liked. I ordered the pattern since they were out of stock. And I bought another pattern that I liked. More on these later.
Here’s a wet dog who wouldn’t stay out of the sprinkler this evening.