Monday, April 18, 2011

Quilting Weekend

     I spent the last three days quilting, and I'm delighted that I have finished the final four machine applique blocks for the Old World Santa quilt upon which I have been working for so long.
The quilt is comprised of twenty- four blocks: twelve Santa blocks and twelve patchwork blocks. I'm going to put sashing between the blocks, but I haven't decided what color that will be as yet. I can't wait to see how it all comes together, but it will have to wait until I finish this month's block of the month for the "Joy" quilt that I am working on from a local quilt shop.
     On Friday, I went with my friends Maribeth and Edith to the Machine Quilting Expo held in Providence, R.I., and though it was really geared to longarm quilters, we had a fun time. The quilts on display were lovely, and we always enjoy browsing through the vendors' booths. I was good; I only purchased a few packets of beads. On Saturday and Sunday, I was at a quilting get together in Stoughton and I was able to spend some serious time quilting.
     I usually spend the day quilting with a friend on Mondays, but frankly I'm just quilted out. My friend will come tomorrow instead. Since I wasn't quilting today, I got to go to breakfast with friends at the Strawberry Fare in Norwell. It's a cute little family-run restaurant with, of course, a strawberry theme. It's a step back in time with its old fashion kitchen tables and chairs, vintage tablecloths, and strawberry items all around.  The food is delicious, and I always enjoy getting together with these friends for breakfast.


  1. Quilted out??? That can happen??? Your Santa quilt is adorable.

  2. Love the Santas! But who doesn't love Santa Claus!