It's cool out but the sun is shining and the skies are blue and the best part....the snow is melted.
Last night was " Friday Night Sew-In". I got a lot done.
Here is my Thread Head Quilt-a-Long quilt. I still had to sew the blocks together for three rows. After that I sewed all the rows together. I am really happy with the outcome.
Originally I was going to leave it like this and just quilt it and bind it. But looking at it hanging here I think it needs another border. I'm thinking of maybe using a large floral. Not sure. Anybody have any ideas?
I thought this quilt would be smaller since the original quilt has 9" blocks, but since I added 3" sashing it was bigger.
I also worked on my Bow Tie Log Cabin blocks. I know it sounds like 2 different blocks, but it's not. I searched bow tie blocks on EQ5 and this block came up. I loved it the minute I saw it. Last night I got 4 more blocks made. Now I have 14 blocks made. I only have 206 more to go to make a queen size quilt.....lol This is going to take a while.
Thursday we went up to Marine City to visit with the In-Laws and take them out to lunch. My mother in law told me about a quilt shop in town. So after lunch we stopped in. The name of the shop is "Quilted Dreams". It was a very nice shop. Lots of BOM's, patterns and books. And of course fabric. I spotted the book "The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt". So did my husband. He liked it so much he bought the book for me. I was really hoping to get away from 6" blocks for a while...but it is nice. So last night I made the first block. I'm not real happy with it so I'm going to re-do it.
I really enjoyed the evening and got a lot done. So the day ended on a good note. It didn't however start that way. An hour after my husband left for work he was back home. (He works 5 minutes from home) He was feeling dizzy and was sick to his stomach. So off to the doctors we went. Turns out he has water in the inner ear and an infection. So lots of pills and sinus tablets and a good nights sleep he felt great this morning.
So now I'm off to put on a pot of Cabbage Soup. Straighten up and then off to my favorite place. My sewing room.