My plan for Tuesday was to quilt … but as is so often the case in my life, my plans changed. DD called and invited me to join her and the Ts at the nearby water park. By the time I got home, I barely had enough energy to prepare dinner, let alone quilt.
So Wednesday was to be quilting day … and I did get in several hours of quilting. I realized that I hadn’t taken a picture of the entire quilt to share, so when I moved the hoop, I thought to take a picture.
I couldn’t get the entire quilt in the picture … I didn’t have enough room to get it all in the viewfinder, not to mention I don’t have enough floor space for a 99.5” x 99.5” quilt!
Because I was gone Tuesday, I called Moda yesterday … and had a very nice conversation with their rep. She offered to send 7 yards of extra wide fabric from the Primitive Gatherings line. And I’m using Primitive Gatherings fabric for T#1’s quilt and I’ll be using more for the pineapple quilt that I have kitted up … so I’m sure I’ll find a use for that backing fabric. So while I would have rather had backing that didn’t shrink, I have to say that I’m pleased with how Fatquartershop.com and Moda have ultimately handled this.
This afternoon, we’ve got an appointment with a closet company to discuss storage for the closet in my sewing room. Right now I’m leaning toward something fairly simple like adjustable shelving so I have the flexibility to store whatever sized containers I choose and to be able to go back to hanging clothes if I wish/need to.
A bloggy friend has got a fundraising giveaway going on … Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict is giving away 4 quilts (yes, that’s 4 quilts for 4 winners!!) … as part of a fundraising effort to bring her new grandson home from China … you can read all about it here or here. If you have a soft spot for little ones who need a family, perhaps you can help her family make that a reality for Nathanael.
We didn’t get any of the rain in yesterday’s forecast … we could have really used some. But we did get the cool front that was to follow the rain … it was still in the 50’s when Lois and I set out to walk this morning. Brrrrr I put on a sweatshirt … and could have used another layer!
Have a fabulous Thursday!