I spent the day on Wednesday setting up a Mega Quilter Frame for a friend.....after being a wee bit sore from the concert the night before, you can image how sore I was with being on the floor most of the time screwing pieces of metal together for 4 hours.......granted I fell asleep by 8:30 Wednesday night.
Darlann (the lady who I helped) though gave me some awsome fabric to play with. It's sooo not my cup of tea (boring in my book), but it will work perfectly for a friend who I have such a hard time to come up with a quilt that will work in her bedroom. It is oriental, black and brown and green....perfect "zen" for my girlfriend. She also gave me two coordinating fabrics:
Using my 9 Patch Pizazz book and making HUGE adjustments to a pattern to fit a queen size bed that will show case this fabric well:
I spent yesterday morning adding, subtracting and hurting my brain! So, I started to cut out the 2 yards of the Oriental print to discover I needed more. My though was well I think I know where she got it from (not our store, it was ripped-we cut)....so shop hopping I went. I wasn't crazy about the solid black and wanted a green to go with this fabric and knew the exact one I needed from our shop, so I stopped there first. I got 2 yards of the green and realized the other black print didn't coordinate right (it's more blue in true light), so after spending time trying to find a new couple of fabrics to go with this, I left with my original green fabric and headed to Sisto's in Frederick.
Of course they didn't have any more of the oriental print, but I found another print that I can use and it will lighten up the quilt. Here's my fabrics (finally):
I spent the rest of yesterday, cutting out all the fabric to realize I needed 1 more yard of each the green and black, not a big problem - I'll get both today. I started to sew the long strips together and I'm thinking this will easily be done by end of the weekend....a queen size quilt...wowsers! At least I don't need it quilted or bound until Christmas :)
Of course while shopping at Sisto's I found some very cool clearance fabric to use as binding and backing for my holiday runners this year. It's part of Nancy Halvorsen Christmas line and was only $4.50/yard....I got 4 yards, though I might go back for the rest. It's awsome fabric:
So, I think it was a productive days off, though I only touched the Pink & Green Monster twice. I'll get it finished as well.
Kim at A Peach In Stitches, set herself a challenge and I'm going to join it as well. I have several mini projects tops done but need to quilt and bind them. I'll make a list and start off with the 3 oldest and work from there. More to come.....
I work the next 2 days but plan to get some sewing in.....always :)