So I've been staying inside as much as I can, keeping the air conditioner turned down, and sewing...and I've really been having fun. I cut and sewed this month's Year of Schnibbles top this week...Joy Luck...it was lots of cutting and sewing but well worth it...I really like it a lot...I used FreeBird by MoMo...it's way out of my comfort zone...not my colors and pretty modern...but I do like it. After it's quilted I'll be giving it to Katie...she'll love it...their kitchen is the green and their dining room is the red...
I've been working away on my Between Charming Friends...I brought it downstairs to show Andy and he said "There are a lot of pieces in that...how many are there?" Well, I hadn't even thought about it...I knew there were a lot but really didn't have a clue...I got the calculator and started counting blocks...then I had a light bulb moment...I knew I had sewed and sewed and sewed...I had decided that I was going to make it 8 blocks across and 9 down...on point...you can probably guess where I'm going with this...I've been quilting for over 30 years and I know this...when you put it on point you need almost twice as many blocks...that's not what I was thinking when I was sewing...9 X 8=72 blocks....WRONG! so when I did the math...1600 pieces...and I don't have the border done yet. I need to make a decision on the border and I don't want to make a zillion more blocks. But I do love it...it's so darn cute...those little blocks are just wonderful...thank you so much Darlene for the pattern and Kelly for making them little.
Look at these wonderful notecards that I got in the mail from Mona (no blog)...she bought one of my bundles and sent these when she sent the check. She made them...they are beautiful. I told her they were way too pretty to write on...Thank you Mona!
I also cut another Schnibble today...Short Story from Schnibbles Times Two and I'm using Bliss...I'm loving this fabric. I'm doing this one for Mom to put in the pink polka dot doll carriage that she's giving Camden for Christmas...then I'm doing the big Short Story for Camden...she and her American Girl Bitty Baby that mom gave her for her birthday will have matching quilts.
They just issued a heat advisory for tomorrow...said it's going to be the hottest day since 1930 something...you know where to find me!