some quilting done, more blocks made

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.

I should be quilting


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 and Hanne 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.

A museum visit and out to lunch

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.