SUNDAY - Catching up on what's happening in BlogLand today. Later in the day, I loaded Bluff Quilt in Brown on the frame:
MONDAY - Off to Knit Group first thing in the morning. This afternoon... I took a road trip to Find X Designs in Sanford, North Carolina to see if they had fabric appropriate for my A6 Mystery:
I am no longer a fabric short, as they had the JUST the color that I was looking for:
Along with an unusual backing option, a floral designed knit fabric. AND... A really good yellow that I couldn't pass up!
Totally NOT related to the A6 project... Oops!
I was also able to order some Pfaff parts for my machine. Hooray!! I'm SEW excited that I will FINALLY be able to stop struggling to thread my machine. Darned aging eyes!!
I enjoyed some pleasant views of Jordan Lake on the way home:
Later, a mountain of miniature quilts...
... Complete with tales of the speaker's family heritage...
And some U.S. history, as told by Susan Pierce.
Tonight when I got home from Quilt Guild I found that Rachel posted the finishing for her Rainbow Picnic Blanket.
TUESDAY - Today is a stay-at-home day... or is it??? NOPE!!
I did some chores around the house then went shopping for the backing of my Rainbow Picnic Blanket. I'm not sure what's come over me, but I went with an another unconventional quilt backing. Especially, since it's supposed to be water resistant for being thrown on the ground for picnics:
Perfect, don't you think?! Especially for BLUE month. Hard to believe that it's a stretch denim!!!
AND... The backing for Molly's Tie Quilt:
The toile' was difficult to photograph and has a much lighter background than it would appear. It's off-white instead of beige. Hooray!! Another BLUE fabric for the RSC (though NOT a scrap.)
By this point, there wasn't really enough time to go home before leaving for Girls' Night Out...
So, I headed straight for Mebane Knights. We had a bit of a revolving door this evening and did a fair amount of project swapping:
The photo above shows me knitting on Tracy's sock, Tracy binding off on Hilary's cowl, and Hilary ripping back the project that I brought to work on and hopefully complete:
It's RAINBOW, people... for the RSC, of course!!
Anyway, I arrived early and left early to attend my monthly Quilt Bee meeting, where I had a productive evening laying out the squares for my Rainbow Picnic Sew-Along:
The squares are all stacked up for another day:
Several online friends have been using the paper plate system and I thought it would make a good way to transport the squares.
Thanks, Quilt Diva Julie!! (Among others... namely, my friend, Dee. Thank you, Dee! Your quilting through thick and thin is a true inspiration.) See Julie's example @ bottom of THIS post.
WEDNESDAY - Another stay-at-home day, a real one this time, since Needleb is off visiting family out west. I miss our weekly Sew Day. :o((
I took the time to start quilting Bluff Quilt in Brown:
You can read more about that in my Wonderful Wednesday post.
THURSDAY - A long day spending time with a friend. When I got home, I took Bluff Quilt in Blue down off the UFO shelf:
And started quilting:
FRIDAY - A short day taking care of a friend. Upon arriving home, I got back to work on Bluff Quilt in Blue. After dinner, I finished the quilting:
I'm really glad that I had (at least) one UFO in BLUE to work on.
SATURDAY - It's LINK PARTY day for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge!! Angela hosts the party each week so that the RSC Quilters can share their work using the Color of the Month. As a reminder, July is:
Until next time...