I am so glad to have two sets of the nine blocks finished for this latest project. They are not quite identical, but are very close, but the backgrounds are different.
Now comes the hard part for me...having to pick out more fabrics for finishing...ugh. Not my favorite thing. I have been buying more 1/4 and 1/2 yard pieces for applique so sometimes I am more limited on longer yardage needed for borders cut with the straight of grain, which is my preference. Every time I pick something I love, there just isn't quite enough there.
I auditioned so many fabrics for the sashing, cornerstones, and two of the three borders.
For this block set, I settled on this black with fun spots for the sashing and a favorite fabric that is quickly disappearing for the cornerstones.
One border on both quilts will feature a couple of, hopefully, humorous phrases. I've been working on prepping some letters.
Miss Graceless, I was, and in a dress, too! At least we got there early before the sell out crowd completely arrived...I only flashed one third of the audience (unfortunately, there is not a bad seat in this intimate theater).
My daughter was working backstage, so I texted to warn her that I was OK in case any of her friends recognized me out front and told her.
As a result, I have one very swollen, bruised knee and one bruised one. I have to minimize my sitting time. I can sit, but have to get up every five minutes and walk around. What a pain...literally. I totally cannot stand still either, so sitting down to piece and standing to press does not even work.
Knee surgery is certainly in my future...but hopefully not yet.