Peter and I are heading to Louisville tomorrow to see Megan, the oldest child or as she loves to say: "the favorite child". Oh yes, she is quite comfortable with her birth order and status in the family!!! Fortunately the other two just ignore her - as well they should. I thought I would write a quick post before we leave tomorrow and catch you up on what's happening here at RCQ.
First, let's start with the fact that I finished all 96 sets (6 each) of the Snowball blocks!!!!! (insert Hallelujiah chorus here)!!! That's a set of 48 for Paula and a set of 48 for me. They have been sorted into 6 piles and bagged and tagged for distribution at the September retreat. That means 4 of us are done and ready to go. Guess those twins are going to have to get busy on theirs - no pressure!!! I've even decided on some fabrics to bring that we can use as borders!!! They are officially crossed off my to do list and now I can move on to something else!!!
Second, I also finished the re-do of Savannah in Paula's Summit Rose collection. I just love this with the dark set-in side triangles and strip border. It's a little different than our usual version of Savannah and we also changed the set. It shortened it by a row and added a row down the side, so now it measures 94"x94" - see we do listen to your requests!!!! It is on its way to Lynn and Cathy so they can work their quilting magic on it.
Third, I dug a top out of the quilt closet and decided to send it off to be quilted. This was a Saturday Sensation designed and taught by Paula, Cynthia Regone and Susan Thomson back in 2002 - yes, a golden oldie!!! I think it was called "Four Seasons". I have always loved it, but never got around to getting it quilted. It will need some button embellishments after it's quilted, but I'm just excited to get it done!!! I even managed to find a fabric (from about the same time) that I can use as a backing!!! I love "shopping" in the "stash"!! Guess I'll have to go hunting in the closet again and see what else is hiding in there!!!
And last but not least, I received my next project in the mail yesterday - a re-do of Harpers Ferry in reds and browns. I'm going to try and make a block or two before we leave, but we'll see how that goes. I'll share them on Facebook if I get anything done!!! I still have to pack, too!!
Until next time, happy quilting,