As my friend Nancy says, I've been busy working on Flimsies for the last couple of days. It sure feels good to get the blocks and the unfinished projects out and rolling again! The first one just needed some borders, so when I ran down to the Needle Nest, I found some green and yellow that seemed to be the right thing for this hand-painted Story of Sunbonnet Sue. I really enjoyed using Sharyn Craig's 7 Roadmaps to Spectacular Quilts for these blocks. It's a workbook I use a lot.
So the borders are all on, the picture is taken, the quilt is measured and I've got the backing done. Of course, I had to have help from Clyde when I did the math.
(All the pictures will enlarge if you double click on them. I'm not sure if the captions are large enough for you to read unless you do enlarge them.)
Then I finished the borders on Everything But the Kitchen Sink, a free pattern from RJR. This all started because of one of the Amazing Quilt Babes. I think three of us have made this pattern, and two others have made similar ones using the 3" nine patch blocks we exchanged last year. Of course, mine is bigger, with wider borders so it will fit my bed. It measures 112" X 96" - I put my quilts on the bed sideways, and then make coordinating pillowcases instead of having a pillow roll. If I make them big enough for the pillow roll, then the quilt slides off the foot of the bed, and the cats sleep on it there!
We went to Topeka this morning and picked up my two pieces that were at the Sabatini Gallery. They are now home, safe and sound. I sat at the kitchen table, looking at magazines while Hubby made lunch. My buddy is never far, is he?
Tonight, I am going to hand-stitch the binding down on the Circles Quilt. I suppose I need to make a label for it too. Hmmmmm, now what to do, what to do?