Last Saturday I met up with my friend Lani. We go way back to my first (or I should say our first) quilting class, 25 years ago. She has been such a wonderful constant friend. We have gone thru lots of life experiences together, and had some wonderful talks over the years. I am so grateful to quilting for bringing us together!! Anywho, back to where I was going...we try to meet at least once a year half way between where we live....we each drive about an hour. We always visit the same quilt shop, eat at the same Mexican food restaurant and visit the same country store that we love...sadly it is closing!! Quite a fun day and we even had a trunk show, seriously we did in the back of her car. Lani had just gotten quilts back from the quilter so we had a look see in the parking lot. I forgot my camera, but my handy dandy cell phone did the trick. Wonderful quilts Lani!!! She brought me the cutest ever cupcake stand, and just in the nick of time I might add, because I had a quilty get together that it was just perfect for!!!!!! My picture taking is really, really bad, but trust me, it is just so darn stinkin cute!
Last week I got a quilt from a customer for binding and when I opened the bag up I just fell in love with this quilt and thought I would share it with you guys. No charms, no jelly rolls!! Just good old piecing! I LOVE THIS QUILT, and the colors are just perfect. I especially like the basket block with the yo yo's for the handle. I have admired it each and every day it's been here, but sadly it will be returning home in a day or so!!!
Some progress has been made on my Scrappy Stars quilt. The blocks went together better than I thought they would. I have 4 rows sewn, only 3 more to go, plus the outside pieced border. I have all the border piecing done, so it will be just a matter of hoping that they fit the quilt. This was started about 4 years ago, and I don't know why I decided to piece the border before the quilt was done.....brain fade I would think!!! I was working on it in class and the owner of the shop asked if I had ever used this thread. She said she recommends the thread to reduce extra bulk in the seams. I bought some and used it to piece the rows together on the Scrappy Stars, and I can't believe how much flatter the seams lay. She also recommended using Schmetz Machine Quilting Needles 90/14.
And then there is this, my Mother's Day present from Mr. Polka Dot. This bench could not be any more perfect for me, and it just screamed "put a quilt on me"!!! A little more Feng Shuiing and it will be just right. We are heating up here already UGHHHH! It's mid May and I am not ready for the heat. This was the temperature on Sunday morning at 9 a.m.!!!!! This summer is going to be a doooozy I'm afraid.. Nice that it is warm though, cause here is baby Polka Dot and his mommy practicing his swimming strokes!! I am bad at taking pictures, but I was clear across the way, so I have a good excuse this time. He just loves the water!!!
Wishing all of you a happy week and now it's time to have a look see at what you all have been up to!! Happy sewing everyone!