I am absolutely not planning to start sewing this anytime soon – and by soon I mean tomorrow – haha! No seriously, I won’t be sewing this in the near future; I have the final machine quilting block coming out on Thursday. That same day is a Splendid Sampler block, and Amy Ellis has said she plans to give us the next set of blocks later this week. And Friday will be new blocks from Bonnie Hunter.
Ack. I’m seriously off topic here. I have a friend graduating with a master’s in May and wanted to make the snail’s trail quilt for the occasion. I looked to see how much fabric I needed for the size I wanted to make it and headed to the quilt shop to buy creams and browns. That means I came home with dark blue/green fabric and off-white fabric with cats in it.
I’m hanging out at the cutting table when I started chatting it up with another customer who mentioned she made a Storm at Sea quilt with snail’s trail blocks. How did I forget that was on my list for “someday”? I laid it out in EQ7 after looking at some photos and well…I think I’m going to go for it. The Accuquilt die makes 12″ blocks – I flipped over half of the fabric here to get an idea of the layout – so I’m going to make 24 with this fabric and then I’m going to throw in 1 with a total contrasting color in it.
In the meantime, I was going to crank out a very quick project today. A poncho. That was going fine for the first few minutes when the phone rang. It was my sister. Hey she won’t care if I sew and listen to her talk at the same time will she? “I can hear you sewing in the background you know”. Busted! I at least got it laid out on the floor for the cat to sit on for the time being.
I was headed down the road today when I came across this vehicle in front of me at a stoplight. I was sure that license plate said “H-Town Nag” but eventually figured out that’s not at all what they meant!
The logo to the left should help clarify what they really meant to say.
I fixed a few stitches on the Libs Elliott quilt and got it in the mail to Manhattan and dropped off the Christmas tree quilt to someone at our son’s school who has worked with him since he was in kindergarten. She was definitely surprised and I think she really liked it!