Here I am...quilting away on the border of this UFO. Can you see these old gardening gloves? Why is it that my fancy Machingers are usually the gloves I can't find, but these old, thread-covered cheapos from the dollar store are always just hanging around waiting for me?!?!
And it's too hot for quilting gloves anyway! But I am a sucker for a goal deadline, so I kept at it.
Here is a photo of the border quilting. I used a beige thread on a dull fabric, so you probably can't see the quilting, but it's a kind of swirly feather design with a wavy spine.
Now I am ready to get this binding stitched down, and am very happy to be so close to a finish.
And I must confess (is this the quilt confessional?!?) that I started a new project! I couldn't resist... I know, I know, I have no will power, I am powerless against the forces of startitis!
I love Tetris and saw that Melissa is hosting a Tetris quiltalong. I thought it would be a great way to use up some old bright fabrics in my stash and might become an interesting donation quilt. I am using 3" squares, and am not sure how many Tetris blocks I will end up making.
Here is week #1 block.
I am using black for the empty squares, and having lots of fun playing with various layouts of the pieces that Melissa posted.
Some of my Tetris pieces will be continued in the block that will be above this one.
Here's my block for week #2.
I have no idea how this thing will turn out, but it's been a great stress reliever this week to focus on arranging these squares.
To visit the Week #2 linky party, click here, and then tell me if you're tempted to start cutting squares and playing some quilty Tetris?!?