I left the kitchen stool in the studio because I still have to pick out the top border on Mom’s quilt once I decide how I’m going to redo it and believe it or not Chesty jumped up there by himself. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him jump up on anything so high.
Plodding along today – some quilting done on Mom’s quilt. I’m doing some small meandering in the blocks around her applique now – I only do 4 blocks before taking a break because my arms start to ache.
My circle issues were resolved with a call to Michael at Loricles
. I’ve never heard anything but great reports about their customer service and based on my experience it wasn’t exaggerated. I’m very pleased with both my Baptist Fan template and my Circle Lord.
I also made some more blocks for my rectangular string quilt – just 16 left to do and I may make more later tonight. Keith is still out of town so I’m going to take a break and watch a little TV and then work some more.
Keith is out of town so I might as well spend the evening and night picking out the mess I’ve made of this quilt! Luckily the bar stool from the kitchen is the perfect height – which I found out last time I had to pick out a row of stitching. I’ve already warned Mom that I’m making a mess of the quilting on this quilt.
Ever have one of those days where your quilting sucks? Today was one of them so I stopped quilting and took a walk. Click on the photo to follow me on my walk to the river.
I had a request for a string quilt in the shape of a ribbon for a breast cancer patient. Anyone out there want to give it a try? This was my attempt.
I should be quilting but I just had to start a string quilt using rectangular blocks. There have been several pictures posted at the HeartStrings group
posted one she finished too.
I’ve had the book String Quilts with Style
by Bobbie Aug & Sharon Newman for a while and they’ve got a quilt in the book using rectangular blocks called Tapestry. So I’m going to use that setting.
I decided to start with a floral fabric in my stash that I like but had no idea how to use and then sorted through my strings for ones that had similar colors. I’ve made the first 4 blocks but now I’m going stop playing and go load a quilt on the longarm.
I finished the quilting on Mom’s Block of the Month quilt. I quilted a pantograph called Popcorn – I think it looks like clouds and it suits this house quilt.
Chesty gets bored waiting for me to finish on the computer
I met today with Sandra – the listmom from Stashbuster. She suggested we meet at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts which is only 1.25 miles from the apartment so I walked over (even though it was 8 degrees!). We got acquainted as we walked around looking at their art collections and I can’t wait to go back and spend more time there.
We lunched at Ping’s, a Chinese restaurant nearby which was great too – I even have leftovers for dinner tonight. I’ll have to take Keith there one night when he gets back into town. He’s gone again – this time for a week – to Vegas for a meeting.
I came home, got right to work, and finished up the quilting on Mom’s Block of the Month quilt – Now I just have 3 left to do for her.