Since I have moved here, my friend April and I have been trying to have a quilting weekend. We had planned for her to come here this past weekend and had both planned what we were going to work on. Well, about Thursday they were calling for a big storm on Friday night through Saturday so we decided to forgo April driving and have a cyber-quilting weekend instead. Good thing. The storm turned out to be about 6 inches of snow topped with about 2 inches of ice.
It wasn't quite as much fun as if she had been here, but we chatted through the day and checked in with progress. We both got started with some cleaning in our sewing rooms and then April worked on some UFO's and I worked on cutting more blocks for the Fireside Cozy quilt. I decided to stick with the red in the corners so I finished stitching the blocks together. I think this picture shows the color better. I auditioned some other colors for the red but none of them were any better so I decided to stick with it.
I know it doesn't look like much, but it took quite a while to get
all these parts of blocks stitched and then cut. I also trimmed these over 200 HST's for the border of this quilt I started some time ago. It took me more than the whole movie (which we both liked btw) to get them squared up. It is such a tedious job and probably my least favorite.
On Sunday I was going to get the borders figured out and sewn on. I planned to do a narrow red border then a wider border of the background and then the HST's. I got the sizes figured out and then realized that I will need another yard if I want to use that same background for the border. I auditioned some other fabrics that will work OK, but I am going to keep looking for some more of this. It is a Cherished Memories by RJR, beige background with tiny red dots. I just love it because it goes with my favorite fabrics. I have used it in a number of quilts and I have run out. :o( I'm going to start shopping online, but if anyone sees any at their LQS let me know and I'll see if they will ship. :o) If you enlarge the picture of the HST's you can see the fabric pretty well.