Whoowhooo! I’ve finished my Cheddar Sampler top!
It’s about danged time, don’t you think?
Yes, I pushed my way through by sewing in the evenings after class and after the evening program at VCQ at Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia in an effort to spare you from any more “Must make more string border blocks” on Quilt-Cam!
I know you are tired of seeing me work on them, just as tired as I am of working on them…but they are done! This photo was taken after adding ONE border – Ooh, I like!
Two borders on! Time to run for Pat Speth’s lecture!
It came together really well, and my new little SewMor sewed like a champ!
I also had reasons to push this through to “TOP DONE” status ---My lecture was Saturday evening and my topic was string quilting…I wanted to show everyone what the addition of string sashings and string blocks in the border did for this little sampler quilt made with recycled clothing and that lovely solid cheddar with a pop of red here and there.
These are the blocks I made through Randy’s Sow-Along at Barristersblock. Click the Sow-Along tab at the top of her blog to find the blocks. The setting is my own, there is no pattern given.
Look how green my woods are getting!
((Yes, this is the obligatory deck railing photo))
Likewise, on the deck floor!
You can tell it’s spring in North Carolina, there are all kinds of seed pod things and stuff on the deck and I was too tired and too lazy to sweep it off pre-photo.
Check out that corner!
Those partial blocks make it so the corner turns the way I want it to.
Now for a backing, a batting and getting in line for some quilting and binding.
I arrived home this afternoon around 2pm – just a 2.5 hour drive home, but boy that last 45 miles or so was killer. I was SO tired, and my bed at home kept calling to me….30 miles to go….15 miles to go….5 miles to go ---
I left everything in the van, and headed in for a 2.5 hour nap. I needed it! It was a ton of fun and I hope it won’t be long before I see these girls again.
This evening Sadie and I went out to explore the neighborhood and get some fitbit steps in. Guess what has bloomed over the past few days?
The most gorgeous white azalea bush EVER!!
Now I’ll spend the next few days getting ready for Mackinac Island Michigan where high temps will be around 40 degrees. Nope, not opting for that first pedicure of the season yet even if it was in the 80s here. Looks like I’ll be wearing my Ugg boots for that ferry ride across the ice to the island!