1. Flowers and Baskets – Finished quilting two of the four borders. I probably would have gotten more done but I ran out of bobbin thread. I’ll try to get the other two borders done tonight. I noticed that I run out of steam after one border so I’ll be pushing myself. But I want to get this baby done so I can work on Tell It To The Stars next. I did go through my drawer where Flowers and Baskets was hiding before I pulled it out to quilt and I have fabric. It’s the same fabric as the border. I think this was just left over fabric. I was going to use it as my binding but I don’t think I’ll like it. Since the quilt is already off the machine, I think I’ll take it to the LQS to get fabric for the binding. This quilt was a BOM a couple of years ago (okay more like 4) so I’m sure they would love to see the almost finished project.
Road to California in Ontario is this week. I wanted to attend classes and workshops like I did at PIQF in 2013 but I still have a bunch of UFOs from the classes I attended then. So I held off. I can always go to PIQF this year if I wanted to, or go to Road to CA next year. So I am not attending classes. But I want to check out the quilts and visit the vendors to see what’s new. So that’s tomorrow! I’m super excited about it. Unlike PIQF and the Long Beach Quilt Show, I will not be buying kits. I’ve got a bunch of kits that is still waiting for me to get to. I will be looking for tools, stuff for bag-making, batting, and if I happen to find fabric I love – then fabric. I generally do not buy fabric at shows because I get overwhelmed with the selection but I have an idea now of what my two LQS generally have and what they do not have so I think I have more of a discerning eye this time around. We’ll see. I have to keep in mind that in a few months, we’ll be having our SoCal Shop Hop and I know I’ll be buying fabric and things there too so unlike previous shows I’ve been to, I’m not there just to buy whatever takes my fancy!
Such gorgeous fabrics in your lovely basket. I need to get brave enough to quilt something this year….it’s been awhile since I’ve tried.
Oh, gosh – yes – I couldn’t possibily justify going to a new class for quite a while. I did register for a nice retreat at the beginning of March that is a bring-your-own set-up, and I’m really looking forward to that. Sure wish it had a gigantic fantastic quilt show tied to it, though!! ;D
🙂 I think my goal is to reduce my UFO list so I can take a class without worrying about adding another UFO to a staggering list. 🙂
I hope you’re having a great time at Road! I haven’t been to either of those shows in several years. I always went with my best friend, but she was sick and now she’s gone, but I have fond memories of both shows, and classes taken. Love your baskets quilt.
It’s wonderful to have great memories! I had a great time. I wish I could have stayed for Sunday too because after a few hours I was tired from walking, being around all the people. But it was wonderful and I’ll definitely go back.