Been working on my Kaliedoscope quilt this week. Remember that QAL with Don't Call Me Betsy? I just threw it on the kitchen floor this Monday and said so what if the kids are going to dance on it and the dog licks it? OK, they did neither and I threw a old sheet over it when I wasn't working on basting it. Then there was the ants in the kitchen in the middle of the two day process. I know! I just mopped, but the dog bowl was great fun for the ants. Luckily the quilt was spared, but basting a quilt always seems like an epic event over here.
I basted with pins and thread since I am going to hand quilt this. I picked green for the grid and once that is done all the pins will be gone. Then I will move on to the triangular units and stitch a quarter inch with different colors of perle cotton.
I also finally picked up a fat eighth pack of Anna Maria Horner's Loulouthi on etsy. I hesitated for quite a while, but, I will be honest, I love my stash of Good Folks a lot more. I bought it since the Patchwork Prism is on my list. Her fabrics always look glorious together. I don't have the cutting time to make it now, but there is a quilt along going on here for it. I joke with my husband that I should call them Top Alongs since I am so bad at finishing them. I still have a pinwheel and a Single Girl waiting for attention. We should just start a support group for finishing those QAL UFO tops! I bet there would be a lot of takers! Maybe it's just me.
I also bought this little bit of reversible ribbon. Not sure what I should do with it, but I couldn't pass up this tiny impulse buy.
I did finish this Granny Square Top- favorite of all time. It has all of my most loved fabrics. The border was a bit frustrating, but all the measurements worked out well. I'll hand quilt that too, so no finished quilt for a while. I am going with the extra wide Moda Dotties backing in red.
I also have been plugging along with my postage stamp quilt. Each block has 400 squares so I am glad I have 9 out of 16 blocks done. Halfway there!! Really what was I thinking? Yeah... darn bucket list...
So I am going off to quilt. Finish?? Nah!!! Although I did finish this picnic quilt recently. See! I do actually finish something!!