I arrived about noon, ate lunch, and settled in Monday afternoon. The first order of business was trimming and binding Brite Irish Gran. Even though I had brought several fabrics, I opted to use the back trimmings for the binding. It's definitely bright!
|Brite Irish Gran|
Next up was the binding for the cruise quilt. Again, most of the fabric I brought was rejected, but I managed to find something that would work.
Before heading to bed last night I put the final border on Bargello with a Twist. I had tested the technique with some fabric I had on hand so this quilt ended up rather small. Nevertheless, I think it is a nice size for a crib. First thing this morning I cut the back and packed it away.
|Bargello with a Twist|
An empty project box is a beautiful thing!
On a roll -- or so I thought -- until I hit a number of snags today. I had decided to substitute the piano key border on True Blue (a Miss Rosie pattern) with a solid border, but the fabric I brought just wasn't right. I did manage to get the inner border on before packing it back in the box.
Deciding it was time to work on something relatively new, I brought out Elegant Garden. I had made the strip sets, cut the chunks, and made 4 sample blocks over a year ago. Fortunately I had made a chart of where everything was supposed to go, but I had not recorded what my cryptic coding meant: M-F, M-S, S-F, and S-S. I studied on this mystery as I was making the remainder of the blocks (thank goodness I had pinned the chunks for each block together). Unfortunately I didn't have enough of the sashing fabric so it went back in the box.
So, have you cracked the code? M = multi-floral; first S = single-floral; F = flowers; second S = squiggles. Aren't you glad you asked?
I'm Playing with Blocks tonight. Stay tuned for further updates.