Remember my Twirly quilt?
Sure you do. It wasn't THAT long ago I formally introduced you!
Now you can vote - it's a judged challenge, but also they are doing viewer's choice voting. So, if you're so inclined, you can vote for me! (Or someone else...)
One vote per category - "Quilts" - "Minis" - "Just the Top"
Mine is #2 in the "Quilts" category - right at the top...after you scroll past all the rules and mumbo-jumbo...
There are some pretty cool entries and it's fun to see how differently everyone interpreted the color theme of the challenge.
In sewing news, I've been sewing a little...
I left you with the half-square triangle butterflies, headed for a layout update.
After sewing them together, I had this:
Then I added a "white" border of one of the background fabrics...
...I no more than had it on the floor and Gabby came tearing in and flopped on it. She rolled around on it like it was catnip. Emma was nearby, supervising, of course, and I managed to get a shot of both of them with the quilt. Emma's face is absolutely priceless. (Though to be truthful, I'm not sure if that face is because her baby sister is being a goofball, or if she's angry with me because I'm not feeding her for the 44th time that day.)
Finally, a pieced border came together. It didn't take as long as I anticipated, but raiding my small stash of 2.5" squares yielded very few, so much cutting was needed. Still, it went fast.
I love the border. It really adds a nice pop of color in an otherwise kinda pale quilt. But as I looked at the photo, knowing I had made butterflies, wonky stretched stars popped out at me! So I suppose this quilt can be whatever you want. Done (the top, at least) is what I'm going to call it!
I pieced a back from the stash and also cut and made (orange) binding. That is all hanging together, awaiting the longarm.
In other news, I think I ordered too much food the other night...
...this was MY meal. The menu did state all these things were in the dish, but I kinda didn't think that through. Or maybe expected some of them might be smaller. I have plenty left over. But it was delicious and I tried a few things I've not had before (the tamale and the chili relleno) and was pleased with what I tasted.
Time to go relax...oh, wait, first I have to put sheets back on my bed...after a busy day at work, though, I'm looking forward to a quiet evening. Maybe no quilting tonight, but there is a quilt show a few hours from here and my hubby, off work all week, has offered to take me. Maybe I can talk him into viewing the quilts with me?