Marion came over this morning to sew with me for a few hours. She was working on a ballerina print tote bag for her granddaughter. I took the plunge and started a new project, my Modern Maples Quilt. (Note: You can download this pattern for free on Lark Crafts' website here.) I decided I would make one block to check out the instructions and to see how I liked the background fabric I had selected.
|One completed giant Maple Leaf.|
How do you like my polka dots?
|I think the brightly colored polka dots will help give my quilt a modern feeling.|
I was really surprised when I pulled the bolt off the shelf to find it was a border print, fortunately only on one side.
|There are about eight inches of birds along the bottom.|
I am trimming off the birds before I cut my background squares. Guess there will be bird place mats, bird table runners and bird tote bags in my future--I bought six yards of the background fabric because I wasn't sure how much I would need for a queen size quilt.
After a few hours of sewing, Marion and I headed out to Natick. We met Joannie for lunch, then headed to our true destination, Fabric Place Basement. We had Living Social vouchers to spend! Nothing exciting to show you, I bought some Kona black and some Kona grey for a quilt that I'm planning for my Dad.
Tonight, Mike and I went out for sushi to his new favorite place, Genki. They feature all natural and organic sushi. Their food is excellent.
|Dining with my handsome husband|
|I don't care for raw fish. I had these yummy California rolls.|
|I think sushi is so beautiful. It is definitely an art form. |
Mike won the admiration of our waiter by eating these
two trays plus the one below.
Pugs and kisses,