I think it came in on Wednesday night, but I was at the hospital since Richard's dad has been very sick. That may have been the night he had surgery. Then last night I worked at the high school basketball jamboree until everyone else had gone home, which is way too late for me! But today! Well, today I found a package on the kitchen counter and opened it to find these lovelies! Oh, and her sweet note!
So that was a great way to begin my day. Not long after Richard called to say they (his parents and he) were on their way home from the hospital, which means that he will be home tonight.
This afternoon I went into the studio (always a big yay! for me) and played with a few pincushions. Then managed to find a ladder (not in the studio, but that would be great) so that I could take photos of two of my most recent finishes. I'm showing "The Quarry" tonight, but the other one will have to wait a few days. The customer will be picking it up early next week and I promised to keep it quiet until then.
This quilt includes almost all of the Quilty 365 circles that I've created in the few months that I did participate. I started out strong, but way behind, and fizzled out quickly, with about 165 or so circles completed. I used a few on a small quilt that I made in May. I'd had the idea to use the circles in a window quilt that eventually went to Adam since he owns a construction company.
Although I was skeptical at the beginning, I really like this quilt. As I was quilting it, I kept thinking of a quarry that we saw while traveling over the summer. I had already decided to quilt circles in a variety of sizes, but the name just kept coming back. Eventually I gave in and the quilt won.
Remember that I said earlier that I played with pincushions? Well, I did more than play, I finished two. One is a long skinny version to sit in front of the machine and the other is a regular, everyday version.
You may be able to tell that I sort of cheated on these. The fabric slab was left over from a previous project. All I really did was to make a quilt sandwich, sew one line down the middle to hold it together and cut it in two. I quilted the two pieces separately so that I could quilt them differently then make the pincushions.
I used walnut shavings for the filling, so there's a good weight to them. If I need pattern weights, these will easily fill in the duties.
What is your finish for the week?
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