finished top-at long last
This is the completed top of the Riley Blake fabrics I picked up from my guild earlier this year. I missed their deadline for turning in a quilt, but, as you can see I came up with my own block ideas and enjoyed using up all of the focus fabrics. A few extremely narrow strips may show up from the scrap heap, but, truly not many. This top will become a donation quilt for WrapThemInLove - the children's charity I quilt for the most.
Today I spent much of the day with my friend Claire enjoying a mini quilt shop hop. She wanted to visit two shops that carry All American Brand cotton fabrics, and I added in another 2 shops just for fun. We had a fabulous time and helped the local economy too. In case you need to know which shops they were,
A Common Thread, The Pine Needle, Let's Quilt, and Holly Hill. All different, all with a good variety of styles and plenty of wonderful quilts to admire as well.
I splurged and bought two different lines of Moda precut 2.5 inch squares of Wishes and Bartholo-meow's Reef. They will end up eventually in donation quilts or maybe for one of the grands.
I also picked up more solids, polka dots, and a bit more what I call textured solids to freshen up the stash and some current quilt ideas. Six cuts of fabric will end up as a quilt for myself. I don't know which quilt idea I want to use yet, but, it will be on my list of quilts to finish this year.
In a month I leave for Texas and a wonderful visit with my younger son, his wife and my only grandson, Max. I have a lot to get done before that deadline.
We went and saw the movie, The Hundred Foot Journey tonight. It was wonderful and a lovely date night movie to see.
Between coming home from the shop hop and the movie, I stitched the last seam in this top. After the movie I pressed and took the photo, fitting this post in before heading to bed.
Tomorrow we have lots going on, I am pretty sure there won't be any cutting of new fabrics yet. However, I think I may lay it all out and take a photo or two. Nothing is prettier than new fabrics!