Okay, I have to admit I've been spending a whole lot of time glued to the TV watching the Casey Anthony trial. I won't get into my feelings about it. But it means I'm really blazing through these blocks. Yesterday and today's blocks follow.
Heat advisory for today and the next few days, means it's a good time to be staying in the air conditioned comfort of my living room.
On Monday I received a beautiful siggie frorm Maree in Australia. I just love the cute little hexie flower.
Monday I quilted the little top I made in last week's workshop. First I added an additional border to make it a bit bigger. When I took the birthday quilt last week, the recipient commented she could use a quilt for the times she is in her wheelchair. This should now be the perfect size.
I just did simple overall free motion but I used one of my favorite King Tut threads (Old Giza) from Superior Threads. I just love the colors in it and it was perfect for this piece.
They'll be added as a section during the quilting process.
It's hard to believe that I only have 4 more rows to go. Getting to the "S" blocks seems like it must be close to the end. Then I remember there are 2 1/2 rows of "S" blocks. They seem to last forever!
Monday afternoon I had a great time in workshop taught by Gary Wasson and Joe Galusha, aka The Gentlemen Quilters from Tulsa, OK. We all COMPLETED a wallhanging using their EZ Circles technique. While not an entirely new technique to me, they do use a slightly different method to achieve PERFECT circles with no sewing (3 different type glues were used).
Ready to apply to background fabric
The wallhangings required 4 circle blocks which took an hour or less to make
Three of them were sliced to make this 9-patch
And about 2 to 2 1/2 hours later we all had wallhangings made.
In the evening Gary and Joe gave a wonderful trunkshow which you can view here