I finished the Hat Trick quilt top this afternoon--yippee! Now I just need to get it quilted--along with about 20 other quilt tops! Leave a comment on the post below this one if you'd like to be entered into the raffle to win the Schnibbles pattern--I'll draw a winner on Wednesday night. The only real change I made to this pattern was to separate the sections into four squares with sashing in between. I've had the border fabric in my stash for years and was happy to be able to use it in a project finally.
My friend Patty megged me into ordering a HUGE roll of batting, which should motivate me to get some of my quilt tops quilted. I have no idea where I'm going to store a roll of batting but I'm thinking I may need to gently nudge the Boy Child into finding his own place so I have room for batting. A quilter DOES need to set priorities, after all!
And speaking of my offspring, the other one, the Wild Child and her boyfriend, made a brief appearance here today on her way westward to the ocean for a few days of camping and surfing. We had no idea she was coming through, so it was a complete surprise! You know the kind--where you're still in your nightgown sewing and your spouse is sitting in the recliner in his underwear, reading the Sunday paper?! Luckily the Boy Child was able to alert us to her arrival in time for us to scurry off to get dressed, so no one was embarrassed.
Once I finished the Hat Trick top today, I pulled out the first block of the Christmas List BOM ("Find the Perfect Tree") and finished that one up too. I'm really going to like this quilt when it's done! I have a substantial stash of Thimbleberries fabrics, and that's what I'm using in this quilt--quite a few of them will be my "vintage" ones.
Then, while watching PBS Masterpiece Theater tonight, I got started on Block Two ("Take it Home"). I'll be able to take this to work on during my lunch hours this week--if I can manage to stay out of the thrift stores!
Did you watch Inspector Lewis on Masterpiece Theater tonight? I miss Inspector Morse but I'm glad to see the characters continuing on--particularly since there's not much else to watch during the summer.
Besides playing in the Sweat Shop today, I managed to cook up a bunch of food for the week which will, in theory anyway, help keep me out of the kitchen and in the Sweat Shop. I cooked a rack of pork ribs that can be put on the BBQ tomorrow night, a big bowl of pasta salad, hamburgers for tonight's dinner, and--YUM!--mocha cupcakes!
Nothing too fancy, but they sure taste good!
I hope you had an enjoyable weekend too! Thanks for stopping by!