I finished my Kim Diehl quilt top, so I rewarded myself with a small quilt from Lori Smith called 'Nine Patch Nostalgia.' I am handquilting it with my new YLI thread that I had read so much about. So far, I like it. I'm using wool batt again, and it is heavenly.
Speaking of heavenly, handquilting is the perfect activity while I enjoy watching the Aussie Open Tennis. A belated Happy Australian Day to all my Aussie friends!
The 'fly by' over Kim Clisjters' match was quite a sight.
My friend, Doreen, sent me some of her 'gray' reproduction fabrics from her stash. Now how can I NOT participate in Barbara Brackman's Civil War BOTW.
Here is my Block #4.
The grey stripe is one of the fabrics Doreen sent me.
I am making my blocks 6" finished and when I drafted this one, it came out looking a little strange. I think the bars in the middle square should have been wider. Oh well.
Two SAL participants had a little online sew-in last weekend and helped each other finish their quilt tops.
This is Elin's.
And this is Anne-Mettes'.
Congratulations on finishing them ladies.
Both of the quilts are stunning.
I must apologize. I have been up to my elbows with teaching and meeting deadlines that I have had little time for the computer. I have not been blog hopping and commenting like I would like to.
Hopefully, next week, I can free up some time and get back to perusing all the wonderful and inspiring blogs again.
Today's goal is to write the patterns for 10 blocks for the Farmer's Wife Sampler club, continue hand quilting, prep for Paris in the Fall BOM class tomorrow, hike Pinnacle Peak and of course, watch the tennis. Whew, sounds like a busy day.
Look for the next block in my 1880 Sampler Quilt on Friday.