It's been a GOOD weekend.
Up early Saturday. What to do while waiting for the sun to come up and the hubby to rise from the dead? Cookies! (Cheater cookies on clearance...)
Or step outside and take some photos. I think it was 5 F around the time I took these.
Everything was covered in a layer of frosty snowy stuff.
When the sun came up, it sparkled until it was gone.
Finally enough daylight, so let's lay out the Bliss French Kiss blocks.
Testing for contrastiness with a little help from Mr. Tucker (you can only really see his ears and eyes...he and the furnace register are both black...upper left).
And finally the hubby got up. To take me shopping. You see, in cutting those setting triangles (that were really rectangles with a 60 degree slice taken off and will be trimmed further later), I realized I needed about 7 inches more of that fabric. Off to my new favorite quilt shop.
This book hopped in my bag, too. It's one I really wanted and had almost ordered online. I supported my not-so-local quilt shop instead.
Back home to sew, sew, sew.
It still needs trimming and borders, but since this is officially #1 on my UFO Challenge list and I don't like long seams, I figure I can set it aside and know it will be done. Eventually. We'll audition border fabrics later.
Up early again this morning. Nearly as pretty as yesterday, just as cold, minus frosty stuff. But perfect to dig into this:
I'd changed my mind on patterns, so had ordered a second jelly roll. Now I have an extra charm pack, but I'll figure that out later. This is officialy #2 on my UFO Challenge, but why not get a jump on things?
Matching fabrics, cutting each block individually...whew! Time for lunch!
After a family clebration for my nephew (he turned 2 on the 6th - you'll see his quilt soon!), back home to start sewing. Yay!
I didn't get far and sewed some things wrong and had to rip on the third block, so I decided it was time for dinner.
Note to future users: This pattern does not work well for directional fabrics. Like the "&"s and the argyles (or gargoyles as my aunt Ann would have called them) or the stripes in that tan. And the words that are in fabrics not seen here. Live and learn.
So I'm a
little bit lot fuzzy, thanks to Moda precuts and their pinked edges.
I'm done for tonight. Potatoes are boiling to be mashed and biscuits need to be started shortly. I think I'll put my feet up and read some tonight.