Well, again it's taking me 2 weeks to get a posting done. I really need to do better at this.
In my last post I had a picture of a small quilt mat, or quiltlet as one commenter said. I love that word, by the way. Anyway, I've been married since 1971, and never, in all those years, has my husband voluntarily complimented anything I've made. So I don't think I even showed this one to him. I just put it on top of a display case in my entryway with some fall flowers and a couple of candles. A little later he came looking for me and said he liked it, and wanted me to make a similar one for the dining table! I was stunned! He especially liked the green fabric. If you remember in my last post, I used up every scrap of that green to finish that little quiltlet. I don't have to be forced to shop for fabric, so I went to my favorite online quilt shop (Whittles) where I bought it, and it was all gone! Fortunately, with the designer's name I could do a search and found it on another site. So here's what I finished today, and got another compliment!! ( Will wonders never cease?!)
I like the leaves turned rather than all lined up.
Last Thursday, I got to spend the day in Amish country with a good quilting friend. We had so much fun. We spent most of our time, and money, in the quilt shops, but we also enjoyed a bulk food store, a great little coffee shop, and a wonderful buffet lunch. I was very good, and bought only a little fabric, including the pretty red for the Maple Leaf blocks in the new table runner. I found some fat quarters for a dollar each, and spent a few dollars on some. I also found some good quilting needles. I know I have a lot of hand quilting ahead with the DJ, but I can't seem to force myself to get those last pieces done. Got any good ideas on how to get motivated?
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