No UFO progress to report this week on Jo' link up. I did get the quilt finished last week into the mail. And thanks to the USPS, the recipient has her gift and sent me a picture of it on her bed.
The expedition to the USPS took most of Friday as I had a bunch of errands to run over the border I had been saving up to do on the same trip.
Including a trip to my US mail box to pick up my first Quilted Twins orders, and a Quiltville order ( got the new ruler) and a Missouri Star order.
You would think with all this new stuff to play with my weekend would have been spent sewing. You would think wrong. We had an overnight guest and a BBQ to go to Saturday. Then a trip in to see my in-laws Sunday.
But I eventually did get to unpack my new fabric and tools and play with them. So, since I have no quilts to show, here’s the goodies I’ve acquired.
From the Quilted Twins (https://www.quiltedtwins.com). They have become my new addiction. Love their fabric selection and I have downloaded 3 of Becky's quilt patterns and started cutting one.
Aren’t the doggies great? And they are huge. I don’t know what I’ll do with them but couldn’t resist. Maybe a pillowcase for my dog loving niece.
This is the new ruler from Bonnie, along with the highlight tabs. Looking forward to using this with the blocks for a new Smokey Mountains quilt I’ve started cutting.
The mailbox over the border hasn’t been the only source of fabric lately. The fabric diet I tried to put myself on has totally collapsed, (just like the food diets). The thrift shops have been calling my name and I have accumulated a bunch of shirts that I am in the process of cutting up. Plus this big piece of what feels like flannel and will make a great backing.
And the sewing group I joined at the seniors centre had a fabric giveaway the last meeting before the summer break. I picked up these pieces then.
While going through the pictures for this post I did find a quilt picture I haven’t shown yet. I took the opportunity of the batting hanging up waiting for Orange Crush to work on my layout for Jo’s Bohemian Rhapsody that I am doing for my niece’s wedding gift.
It is all taken down and labelled by rows, ready to sew together.