First thing off the bat – I hope you will join me for Quilt-Cam at 2pm Eastern time this afternoon.
Yes. THIS AFTERNOON!
I’m saving Monday evening for some family time, and we haven’t done Quilt-Cam at a time when those in Europe could join us in quite a while.
2pm my time is 7pm in the UK, and 8 pm for most of the rest of Europe and it is only fair that they get their turn at not having to watch at 3am if they wanted to catch us live. And those crazy folks – I often DO get messages from those who ARE up at 3am just to catch live Quilt-Cam! ((I won’t go into how nuts that is, but I am happy to have them with us at any time!))
Those of you in the Land Down Under may have to catch up later, but you will find it all linked in the archives.
Remember those star blocks with the crumb centers that I was working on last time? Yep. That is going to be my Quilt-Cam project over probably the next LONG while. You can check out the last Quilt-Cam at the top of the list in the archives under the Quilt-Cam tab at the top of the blog if you need a refresher. No matter what you want to work on, be ready to make some progress for about 90 minutes or so.
I got this far last night, sewing on Olivia!
Getting the final seams in!
This morning on my back deck!
It’s not a very large quilt. Right now it’s only about 65’’ x 75’’ which makes it couch size. I don’t really want to make more of those center blocks ((Can we say tedious?!?)) So I’m thinking I can add a narrow aqua border to frame it, and then do more neutral strings for a wider final border, and then binding in more aqua.
This aqua has been hanging in my stash for about 30 years. It belonged to my Mother-in-law and I inherited some of her sewing items after she passed away when my oldest son Jason was 6 weeks old. Jason will be 32 in November. ((Not possible either!)) So I know I’ve had it that long.
I guess that is how long it takes an out dated color to be IN again! 30 years!
Close up of blocks.
Reasons for bordering this?
I don’t have much use for couch sized quilts.
I have more fabric I want to use up.
I don’t want to make more blocks.
I think it will look good with a frame of some sort.
I LOVE SEWING NEUTRAL STRINGS!!
I am planning this for a future magazine and/or book release so there is no pattern offered right now, but you will be the first to know when it is available. It takes a lot of time for things like that to happen.
Temps Round Here!
I woke up to go walking this morning feeling a bit lonely and despondent…My fitbit has gone missing. **Oh Horrors!**
I’ve searched high and low. I had it for yesterday’s walk (I wear it on my bra strap on my left shoulder) and I put it back on after my shower. I know I checked it at least part way through my day. I am always patting my shoulder just to make sure it is there.
Last night when I got undressed for bed – it was not there.
This morning I have checked everywhere. Yesterday’s errands included the Post Office, the drive up bank, the Mongolian grill ((Hey, a girl has to eat!)) the grocery store and the auto parts store.
I’ve checked the house everywhere. I checked the inside of the van.
Do I really want to go to all of these businesses and ask if someone turned a fitbit into the lost and found? Or is it time for a new one as this one is nearly 2 years old?
This morning may involve a run to Sam’s Club and Costco for some things I need, and a good look see there and at Best Buy to see what other kinds of trackers are available.
Do you have a favorite? Leave me a comment on what you like to use and why!
See you at 2pm!
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