Well, I think that this will be my last post from Louisiana! The sewing machine is officially packed up and my chair was just loaded onto the moving truck seconds ago! lol. Kaelin and Karen came over last night with their machines and we had one last group sew together. It was complete with chick-fil-a, favorite baby, and many episodes of Glee. So many of our favorite things. Kaelin and I worked on our bottled rainbow blocks and Karen was working on her mod bento box blocks for a swap that a few of us will be doing from the group. They both stayed much longer than they intended to, but saying goodbye is always hard. Thankfully we know that the next time we’re all together will be a fabulous time at the sewing summit in Salt Lake City. It helps to know when we’ll see each other again.
But onto the sewing. I completed three more bottled rainbow blocks. I had two more ready to be worked on, but I decided that I didn’t need to kill myself with these. I am doing this quilt because I enjoy it. Not because it needs to be done by a certain time. 😉 But I’m not quite me if I’m not being an overachiever with ridiculously lofty goals. I’m actually kind of proud of myself that I’m not making sure that my machine is the first thing that I set up when I get to Indiana. Teehee. Even I need a break sometimes.
So I worked on a beautiful Plum block. I was really surprised that I had enough fabric scraps in this particular shade, but I did!
I also completed a pink block. I’m a little less sure about this one for some reason, but Kaelin and Karen assured me that it was beautiful and in one last show of faith I chose to believe them. 😉
But I think I love this yellow block the most (it’s always a toss-up though). In the spirit of no longer hoarding my fabric, I’m proud of myself for using my new scrap of FFA III, the guitars, as the kicking-off point for this block. And I love how many of my other favorite designers I managed to squeeze into the block as well. Truly a happy block. I think I need to quilt with yellow more often.
So that’s it from New Orleans. I’m amazed at the wonderful quilting friends that I have found here and can only hope that I find people I like half as well in the next home. Hugs and Kisses to all my friends here! I will miss you all!