Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekend recap and Design Wall Monday

What a wonderful weekend I had. The bad part was that DH didn’t enjoy it as much: bad cold. But Friday morning, leaving the ailing DH at home with the dogs and birds, I took off to Fairhope, AL and their spring arts and crafts show. This show has been going on for 58 years, is HUGE and “high end.” To let you know how big this show is, I walked, constantly, for 3 hours. I did buy glass earrings, a glass pendent, and painted overalls. Of course I saw bunches of things I would love to have but my credo is “if it has to be dusted it isn’t coming home with me” so I bought nothing else. But I had a great time looking at the abundant creativity that was on display. And the weather was perfect: 75, sunshine, and a light breeze.

At home Saturday I finished sewing the center and inner border of the Eleanor BOM. It will be coming off the wall now and I have begun working on the appliquéd borders. One down and three to go, stems only, and next I need to appliqué the flowers.

I have the stems done on the second side border, too. It is moving faster than I thought it would and part of that is that I am learning the correct steps in applying an appliqué border. That first border will show what I didn’t realize, or remember, but I am hoping that the next ones will show that I am paying better attention.

I have been collecting several online BOMs but this is the only one I have started

This BOM is from Moose on the Porch and the blocks are offered every other week. It is specifically planned to use a jelly roll. I am not a fan of jelly rolls but have had one for quite a while and this seemed like a good project for it. Here you can see blocks 1 and 2.

The jelly roll I have is Swanky from Moda and I am very pleased with the soft spring like look of these blocks.

Tomorrow is DH's 69th birthday and we will be celebrating all day, in between getting the oil changed, the class he will be teaching and the Weight Watcher's class I will be teaching. But we will be together all day, except when he will be teaching his class....I will be visiting a quilt shop. Kind of neat, his birthday and I get to shop for fabric. What a wonderful day it will be.


Wilma NC said...

Really neat stuff. I love the embroidered border. I think it looks so elegant.

Judy said...

1st off, happy birthday to your DH, he shares the day with my daughter who is delighted to finally be 30! And hope he feels better soon.

I love the sampler more each time I see it. I think the border is going to make it even more amazing!

Don't you love the Moose on the Porch and so far fast and easy!

Sounds like a fun day the arts and crafts show! Do we get to bee a picture of you in your overalls???

Denise :) said...

Your jelly roll blocks are awesome! Make me smile. :)

True Blue Nana said...

Great squares. I don't use jelly rolls either but I think maybe I should try. I love your colors.

Melinda said...

I am just getting started on the jelly roll blocks. Yours look great!

Cathy Shepherd said...

I love that BOM. I'm just starting to get into that way of making a quilt, and am enjoying the slower process. Is there a pattern available for that one?

Diane said...

loving how your EBurns quilt is coming together. And I think I should adopt your shopping credo as my own ("if it needs dusted...")
I will try, I'm doing the jelly roll quilt too! your fabrics are great, I'm loving that they're fast blocks!

Thelma said...

I think Swanky's a great choice for the Jelly Roll Sampler Quilt Along. Your first two blocks look great.

Although, if you only had one jelly roll, I guess it wasn't much of a choice. I"m like you, I don't have jelly rolls stacked in my sewing room either.

I'll be looking for block 3!