Thursday, April 28, 2011
I was so excited when I opened the package from Rhonda over at Quilter in the Gap! Look at these yummy red, white, and black fabrics in the top row. I had the bottom fabric just waiting for them. This H2H quilt is going to be such fun. It is one of two pieces of fabric I have in my stash that is big enough for a quilt back, and it is perfect. I am also going to use it for borders, I think. I am going to use alternating stars and square in square 12 inch blocks. Tomorrow, I will buy more white and get everything cut. Hopefully, I will get some blocks made. I would like to get this finished and on its way soon. I really wish I could do more of these kind of charity quilts, but I simply cannot afford fabric in large enough pieces to use for backing. I know there are sale fabrics out there that are more affordable, but I haven't found a good source yet. I will keep looking. I could use 50% off coupons at JAF, but I want to use better quality. Picky, aren't I .
I finished the hand quilting on this one last night and did the binding today. This is my 12" x 12" Something from Nothing quilt for the exchange over at 15 Minutes Play. I really had fun doing the hand work on this. I started it on the ferry going over to Bremerton, then on the way back. I really like to do hand sewing on the ferry.
Tomorrow, I have a full day to spend in the studio. Once again, I have a long list of things I want to do. I want to finish my mariner's compass, get my H2H quilt started, put the borders on Robin's quilt, and whatever else I have time for. It is going to be a fun day in the studio.
Have a wonderful evening. I am heading to voice class.
Joyful quilting, everyone.