The last several days I've been dealing with oppressive heat, a water main break, and a lot of shopping, yet I managed to finish a quilt top tonight. Woohoo!
Here's a closer shot of the block pattern:
I'm auditioning border fabrics. Do you like the pink or green fabric better???
One my biggest gripes about sewing is running out of bobbin thread. In the first picture I went on for miles and miles before realizing I was out. Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration.
In this shot I was about 1 1/2" away from the finish line. Arghh!
Back on Saturday I headed out to a couple of quilt shops. Material Girls in Dearborn was brand new to me. Barb stocks lots of Asian fabric, and I mean made in Japan, not just Asian prints, and also a lot of Aboriginal fabrics from Australia. I also stopped by Bits N Pieces in Wayne. There Julie helped me pick out several must have Moda solid fabrics plus thread that was new to me but has been out for a while. I'm looking forward to trying out these spools of Presencia 60 weight, 3 ply cotton thread. Seems Harriet Hargrave has been touting its virtues for a while now -- what did I know?! Plus you can get it for $2 less/spool than I paid. Arghh!
I'm hoping that the thread will melt into the fabric, unlike the mystery cotton thread I used in my latest project.
I bought fabric for two more quilts over the weekend so I better get going and sew some more! Both projects are totally different from what I'm usually attracted to, so they should both be fun to create.