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Monday, March 02, 2015

Design Wall Monday

There is nothing on the design wall.
No sad face here.
My version of Bonnie's Sister's Choice (#1 of 2) is done!
I quilted and quilted and finally I was able to bind and wash and dry.
My favorite part of quilting is taking the quilt warm from the dryer.
It gets a big hug before inspecting.
That means another UFO marked off the list.
The next one is already for basting.
That long UFO list is getting shorter and shorter!

I love a pieced back.
The light blue and green fabrics came from friends at a retreat.
If I remember right, someone's aunt had these fabrics.
I feel bad because I can't remember who brought them.
I thanked them then, I thank them now.
I needed 2 widths of fabric so I  added some of my own fabric, 
snipped and ripped and made a fun back.
Shirley tested it.
I swear trying to lay out a quilt with her around is more work that if there were 5 toddlers!

Fun story time.

Saturday afternoon I was on the phone with daughter Crystal about our sewing.
She was working on a wallet using a Swoon pattern.
They have the best patterns!!!
That lead me to look at their page again which lead me to buy 2 new patterns.
That lead me to post on Facebook how much I enjoy talking to my daughter about sewing
and that lead me to buying patterns.
That also lead to a conversation with someone else and that lead them to buying patterns.
*snicker, snicker*

I asked Ernie if he wanted to run into town so I could go to JA's so I could get some bag making supplies and we could go out to dinner.
I wanted a cheeseburger from Carl's Jr.

I picked out fabrics and supplies for 2 bags.
I had to go to the cotton fabric section to look for lining fabrics.
As I'm walking down the isle, this bicycle fabric jumped into my basket.
A brand new bolt!

Someone posted it to the Quiltville Open Studio Facebook page 
and bicycle fabric is all the rage for the back of Grand Illusion.
How could I not buy it!

For Christmas, I received gift cards for JoAnn's.
When I was using them, the gal asked if I wanted the $2.32 left on the card
or did I want the cash.
I took the cash.
I have never used a gift card that I didn't have to add money to.

After dinner, 
I told Ernie that this was the perfect date night.
He went to the Sportsman's store and I got the perfect fabric.
And we ate dinner at our favorite hamburger place.

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Mary said...

YEA!!! for a Finish! The Ufo numbers are going down.. DWM is my Favorite day in Blogland too. DH and I enjoy a SONIC Burger when we go to town. Not one locally so it's a treat. I remember seeing that Bicycle fabric on FB. Have fun making purses.

Nann said...

Your scrappy Sister's Choice is great -- I like the shading in the blocks. Good score on the bicycle fabric. I didn't realize that the last bit on a gift card can be cashed in.

Ramona said...

Congrats! on another completion! Your quilt is lovely. And the bicycle fabric is adorable!

Gari in AL said...

I, too, love the bicycle fabric. That would have looked really good with Easy Street. And, I almost always have fabric jump into my cart at a fabric shop: it is lots of fun.

Anonymous said...

Love your Sister's Choice quilt! Just lovely! I know exactly that feeling when you pull a quilt out of the dryer. Love that!

Kate said...

Congrats on finishing up Sister's Choice. It turned out beautifully. I can see why the bicycle fabric is a popular choice for Grand Illusion, it's as bright as the front of the quilt if you used Bonnie's color scheme.