We had a delicious Thai lunch before the show, and after the show, headed over to Thread Bear, one of my favorite quilt shops. I bought another cloth book panel for either a quilt or a book for Dechen, and two lengths of stash filler fabrics. It was a swell day out!
Today, I was in the studio, working on the African quilt. I finished the sewing around 4:00 and had it quilted by 6:00 and supper time. Here is the test block I made on Sunday, and the quilt made from the African fabrics using the same block pattern.
|Test block made with fabrics from my strip bin|
|The quilt, made from African fabrics I purchased at the Asheville show.|
|Panto: African Samba|
|The backing is two Laurel Burch Mythical Jungle fabrics from my stash|
Mr Wazoo quilted three baby quilts out in the Man cave, but didn't take photos of them. I'll do that tomorrow.
After work we all took a walk around the yard and talked about planting some bulbs. Mr W bought some pretty blue-purple pansies for the flat planter bowl, but the impatiens are so full and pretty, he didn't want to take them out yet. I agree! In fact, the combination of the flowers and the bright lime green of the shrub and ground cover is my favorite part of the rock garden.
|You'd never guess it was October looking at these beauties!|
|With the garden cut back, the potted flowers are the only colorful thing in the back yard.|
Now, I have to get back to hand sewing squares into the double knit polyester quilt. You remember that, don't you? Slow going and tedious, but I am making progress...