First of all is Tisha’s IRR. I have had this a lot longer than I should have….Honestly I am holding up everyone….thankfully I am not the only one. So our group is pretty understanding. I am finishing up another one today as well…and then I will be caught up. I think I will only have one more to go.
I had planned some criss-cross blocks. I messed them up and didn’t have enough fabrics to start all over. So I needed a plan “B” While looking through my significant stash to find matching colors…the colors are actually not all that easy to match up. but I found this border print that was sort of vintage looking. I thought hmmmm…..I wonder if that will work? Oddly, I usually don’t buy border prints. They are never straight on the grain…..they are so specific. So usually if I buy them I buy them for a specific plan or project. This one I didn’t. I just fell in love with it I had to have it and I didn’t buy anything matching ( at least that I know of) I know it’s Moda ( 3 Sisters) and it’s vintage ( maybe Christmas) Inspired. The steel blue color wasn’t a perfect match for the center..but the red and tan colors are…so I debated awhile and decided to take it to the owner and see if she liked it? She loved it….I love it too. I think it’s actually better than my original plan. That makes me feel good.
I have also owned this Loricle board for quite some time:
I have been wanting to test it out. It makes the orange peel sort of ( all-over) design. on your quilt. I was pleasantly surprised about how easy it was to line up and quilt. All of the designs are half circles..so it’s actually really easy. I marked the template like they suggested and it was easy as pie. So this is the practice quilt I worked on. Donna pieced this quilt years ago….I remember the retreat she brought it to. HEHE. I added the borders to make it a bit bigger. The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter’s Site. The pattern is called Strip Twist. Perfect for a jelly roll. So it got an all over Lily design….Loricle boards are the best! I don’t use any pantographs or anything.
I don’t want anyone to think I would lay a customer quilt out in the snow..only my own. :) But the light is so great and captures the colors so well. A pieced back..love them.
I also do a meal trading plan with my friend Penny. It’s such a great plan. Last week when we delivered dinner, Penny had a gift for Rob. She had found this shirt..not in his size..(darn!)…but she bought it anyway so I could make him a pillow for his couch. Rob is
famous notorious for his comments on FB. He and I get into FB wars…and hijack each others posts ( and sometimes some of our friends) with our witty wars….and he purposely tries to get me riled up with “Go Make me a SAMMICH woman!” UGH! I could just smack him sometimes. Even when I got home from Haiti he had a smart comment about how I should make him a sammich….*eye-roll* even weeks after people were asking me if I came home and made him a sandwich…Umm I don’t think so. He has two hands and two feet he can make his own!
Don’t you all just wish you could be a fly on our wall? hehe.