Oh well. I had to take a break to wind another set of bobbins. I got a cone of white Aurifil 50 wt, a thread I really like for piecing, so that made the bobbin winding go really quickly. Now I'm ready to rock and roll knowing I have a good supply of bobbins!
I have two blocks left over, which I'm planning on putting on the back of the quilt. Somewhere.
The pattern is the Grape Basket from Judy Hopkins' Around the Block. It gives cutting measurements for five or six sizes of blocks--these come to 10" before the sashings are added.
I really like the book. It's an oldie but a goodie! I've used it for other projects, too. Fun if you wanted to make a sampler quilt.
I'm still working on organizing and categorizing all the tubs and boxes in the garage (and the storage unit, oops. You remember that--it was just for "staging" the move. Sadly, there isn't room here for everything so there's going to be some more culling going on. Just takes time and effort, and summer is my least favorite time for working outdoors.
It's been very humid the last few days. We've had some spectacular clouds, which is pretty, but no rain and little relief. Even in the house, with the a/c running, it still feels sticky.
Anyway I found another tub of mysterious objects. A couple of panels--the kitties are for a doll quilt and matching pillow.
I think that could be a very quick little project--and Robin just brought me (along with a trunkful of projects, two big bags of yarn, and a huge tub of fabric) a small roll of batting--Mountain Mist poly. Perfect for a dolly quilt, and to help me get my machine quilting chops back up to snuff!
Then there's the assortment of black/white/color blocks. I'm pretty sure these were from a swap. They are different sizes so my thinking is maybe angled borders--that kind of wonky look.
Anne thinks she has some of the Christmas blocks. If she does, she'll get these to go with them. If not, well, we know a lady in Fresno (waves to Gerry) who will do something with them!
Anne and I have been kind of using up some of our theme fabrics--the pictures I have of them are from my phone, so I'll need to do another post with those. It started with Ethel and her fruits and veggies quilt. She had a bunch of leftover fabric, so we thought they could go into a Yellow Brick Road-type quilt.
Then as she was finishing up the last one, she mentioned that she had some patriotic prints that might work too. If I had been a good friend, or a sensible person, I'd have told her to forget it--but no, I had some patriotic fabrics too. Another marathon cutting session, and she at last count had 317 blocks. That will make anywhere from 6 to 10 quilts depending on size... But, they can go to Quilts of Valor.
Have I mentioned that Anne is a quilting fool? Her description! Between her dogs and her quilting, she's always busy! A good thing...