Joyfully sharing my quilting journey and other bits and pieces that make up daily life.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Cheryl's Quilt Blocks
I had a wonderful day yesterday! I spent the whole day with my Mom, four of my sisters - Glenda, Cheryl, Christine and Sandra and two of my nieces - Deanna and Eva-Anne. We all piled into two cars to spend the day at my sister Glenda's house. Naturally, we spent time shopping - we went to a couple second-hand shops where my sister Cheryl found a quilt rack. Cheryl just started quilting and she is so excited and happy about the blocks she is making. They look so good - she has definitely been bitten by the bug! She says she is not going to be as dedicated to quilting as I am (she really loves to paint) but it is quite funny because she is already planning her next quilt.
We also went to Len's Mills in Guelph where both Cheryl and I bought fabric and we each bought little cutting mats that were 50% off. My sister Glenda also bought one of the little cutting mats because she intends to start quilting - she has already started cutting cotton shirts into pieces and picking up bits of fabric here and there. I am always amazed at how quickly I am able to spend money in the fabric shops even when I am determined not to buy fabric just to add to the "stash". I didn't have enough will-power though because I did buy some - but at least I only bought small quantities - mostly .5 m cuts. I was looking for fabric to use as the inner border for the blue wedding quilt I am making and I did find a couple options that may or may not work. I have such a tough time visualizing how fabrics and colours will look together. Today, I plan to continue working on the wedding quilt but honestly I really do need to get some chores done. Why can't my house just keep itself clean??!!