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!