I had a day off today, which was lovely after a busy weekend at work. After dropping Maddi at school, Cohen and I headed to my MIL's to do a few jobs for her and then we took my BOM quilt to the shop (sob sob)....now i was strong, i only played "tug of war" with it once lol
And just as an edit to the last post.....Sally told me it was going to Ulverstone for the Quilt show on the 27th but she forgot to mention the 27th of July not June lol.
I had another purpose there today, i wanted to get the borders for my SBS blocks....the pattern shows white borders but after seeing Anne Ida's gorgeous borders, i wanted coloured ones as well........so this is what we chose, a Thimbleberries fabric (hope u like this Anne!!!):
The colour doesnt come out true in the photo, but i think it makes the blocks stand out and blends well with all the colours ive used so far. Plus i just adore blue and it matches our bedroom perfectly!!!
Last nite will checking out the blogs, i came across Leannes new "Making Memories Quilt". It is just gorgeous and i love the idea of preserving a special event in our lives. Maddis birthday is in a few weeks and i have tried to think of the perfect gift for her to remember turning 13, which i think is a pretty important milestone.......so today i got out my stash of Moda fabrics, played around with a few other "mixer" colours and started cutting blocks to make something similar.
Im going to make a large center block with Maddi's name and date etc on it and then scatter the plain cream squares throughout so that all those who see her for her birthday, can sign a block and write a little message......no need for birthday cards!!!! She loves the idea and i have Leanne to thank for the inspiration.........mind u, not that i have time to start something new with these patterns looming but thats the way it goes lol
Tommorrow i am meeting one of my fellow Launceston bloggers for coffee....Im looking forward to it, I have met so many wonderful people on here and Im sure we will have lots to talk about!!