Sunday, June 24, 2007

Another Weekend Done

I had a great weekend. Yesterday we attended a 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass and luncheon for friends of ours. On the way home we stopped at a new to me quilt shop. Since I'm still off No Buy until the end of July I couldn't leave without buying some fabric. I found this cute sports print fabric and DH picked out the two coordinating fabrics. Not sure what kind of quilt I will make with them. But I'm sure it will a boy quilt.


I spent the evening finishing my E is for Egg block from Bobby Socks. I stitched this one in a deep green rather than red. I like the color. I used the Presencia Finca thread I bought recently. I love the way the thread handles. It stays soft and silky and lies well on the fabric. Next up is F is for Fairy and I'm going to stitch it with purple thread.


Today was the kind of Sunday I enjoy. Since we went to Mass yesterday we didn't have to go this morning. Instead we stayed home for the day. Our laundry is done and put away. We watched the US Soccer team beat the Mexico team for the Gold Cup. We watched the Red Sox beat the San Diego Chargers. And I finished my Wicked Girlie top, even the binding is sewn and pressed, ready to use. I had to order more backing fabric tonight. That will be here later this week. When I pick up my Pink Infinity quilt in two weeks, I'll drop off this quilt to be quilted. I am so in love with this quilt. I can't wait to get it finished.



I still have photos and stories from last week's retreat to share. I'll try to get that done this week. I know some of you are anxious to hear the stories about the quilters and Sister Theresa!

8 comments:

Karen said...

Hi Sweet P, so glad you had a great time at your retreat, how I would love to do a retreat sometime; your "E" stitchery is very pretty.

Quilting Pirate said...

I guess I need to go back and read more on this ..."off No Buy until the end of July" part, because it confused me LOL But you did pick up some fun new stuff!!

Can't wait to see pictures from your retreat!

Gail said...

Paula, can you check the selvages on the sport print and the multi colored fabric- I'm making a sports quilt for my dgs and those two fabrics would be perfect. If I know who/what I may be able to find them online.

Linda_J said...

Paula, that fabric will make an excellent boy quilt of some sort or variety---might need to add a light since these all read dark or medium but your hubby did well in his selections.

You just reminded me to go download some of those bobbysocks blocks. You ae doing a great job on those!

Patti said...

Hey there Paula - sure wish I could take a few days off work to be your guide when you are out here. That would be such fun. Unfortunately I don't have enough vacation days left! :-(

swooze said...

I could swear I left you a comment! Love your quilt. That scribble fabric is great too! It will make a fun kid quilt.

Carole said...

Your E block looks sweet and so does your quilt! Looking forward to reading and seeing photos of your retreat!

Anonymous said...

Paula, you found the perfect blue inner border for Wicked Girlie! It's GORGEOUS!

Kathy in MD