Friday, July 23, 2010

On a roll!

I finished my orphan block, drive-in movie/picnic quilt! Well, kinda. While sewing on the last edge of binding (which I just flipped over from the backing - after all, this is a drive-in movie and picnic blanket), my bobbin thread got all loopy on me, so I'll need to pick it out and redo, but it is good enough for now. Plus, I need to snip all the ties. But all that is something I can do while watching a movie or something, and in the meantime, it is usable! In fact, I put it on my bed last night, hoping to sleep under it, but it was too darned hot.

Isn't the backing fabric yummy? And perfect for hiding dirt?

Remember the little 2.5" unfinished 4-patch orphan blocks that I picked up at the thrift store earlier this week? I sewed them together with some 2.5" neutrals that were already cut and in my scrap tins, and voila! A mini in the making. Come to find out, I had some yardage of the lighter fabric in the 4-patches, so I am using that as an inner border, and then I've picked out a striped fabric for the outer border (which I would like to miter), but I can't decide if I want the stripes parallel to the borders or perpendicular. Opinions, anyone?

And finally, here I am sitting at work and I get an email from Laurie Wisbrun, pattern and textile designer, letting me know that I won her giveaway and I get to pick 2 FQ packs. Can you believe it? I chose the two Urban Circus colorways, Spring and Earth - I can't wait to see what fun I can rustle up with those fabrics! Aren't they fresh and delicious? I'm particularly excited about the Earth colorway (bottom one).

If things continue like this, I'm going to have a FABULOUS weekend!