There is just over one week to go until my QFFs and I get to spend a whole weekend dedicated to quilting!! Woo-Hoo!!!

Can you tell that I’m excited!?!

We’re going to be attending two (count them – two!!) Bonnie Hunter workshops and a lecture. Between the workshops we’ll be sewing and talking up a storm – Yay!!!

Meanwhile, I’m trying to fit in a little sewing here and there. I’ve been making a lot of little nine patches and half square triangle units.

Here are some laid out on the only design wall that I have right now (this has got to be remedied soon!!!) I’m using Bonnie Hunter’s pattern “Tumolo Trails” for the quilt.

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There is supposed to be sashing between each block, but 1) I don’t have any cut right now and 2) the design “wall” isn’t big enough to allow any sashing between the blocks.

DH and I have been having an unproductive discussion about the design wall for the new studio. I am planning on using foam insulation boards for the base of the wall, with cotton batting wrapped around and duct-taped to the board. DH does not think this is a very good way to make a design wall. I have tried to convince him that there are a lot of design walls constructed in just this way, but he isn’t convinced. So then I ask him what his ideas for a design wall are. That is where the conversation ends because he doesn’t have any.

I will be taking care of this sometime soon. I would have already taken care of it, but I can’t fit foam insulation boards in my little car – I need to use the pickup. Unfortunately it has a fuel leak that DH hasn’t been in a hurry to get repaired. Once the leak is repaired and I can use the pickup, I’ll be going to the local building supply store to get the boards I need for my design wall!!!

I am still working on my Leader/Ender challenge:

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Sometimes I only get one lozenge sewn between long lines of 9P or HST, sometimes I just start feeding lozenges through until I’m tired. Eventually I’ll have enough to make a quilt. 😀

Peace

This has been around awhile and I’m pretty sure that it wasn’t actually said by Bill Gates, but it’s still very good advice.

Bill Gates