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Tuesday, October 06, 2015

The Bibliophile Files - 10/6/15

Here we are again - it's been another fun month of 'reading'!!

I've been listening to the Women's Murder Club series on my iPhone while I walk or work on school taxes. I'm sad to say the last book in the series (until 5/2/16!) has been ordered at the library and then I'll have to pick another series. I hope some of my other fav series are on mp3 since I am enjoying reading them one right after the other.

At The Water's Edge - loved the setting. The ending was a bit expected tho.
3rd Degree
Bone River - Excellent book!!!!
9th Judgement
2nd Chance
The Housemaid's Daughter
8th Confession
10th Anniversary

Audiobook on my home stereo: The Run
mp3 on my car stereo: Stay Close
mp3 on my iPhone: 11th Hour
paperback still on my night stand: The Other Family

And now it's your turn! What quilt books/novels/magazines/cereal boxes have you read in the last month?

Monday, October 05, 2015

Design Wall Monday - 10/5/15

Yesterday started with a long agenda but even tho I stayed in bed an extra hour to read email/etc on my phone, much to the chagrin of a certain B&W cat who wanted OUT, I still accomplished quite a bit!!

First I frogged out the stitching on 4 of these black eyed susan rosettes since I couldn't think of 8 more/different designs and the effect wasn't spectacular. I finally decided to use the cat print for backing since the gold rosettes matched the gold cats. After spray basting the layers I did one round of SITD quilting. I made the binding with a fab dark green. I just saw a video yesterday on using a #71 Bernina flat fell foot to sew on bindings...if I can find the foot soon I would like to give it a try...

Next I top stitched the hexies to the side panels and then trimmed them to size. It turned out to be an easy decision to make the right hand side of the hexies as the exact center of the quilt - It's 10" to each side from the center. I was thrilled to see that I had enough of the dot, plum and floral fabrics to do the back the way I wanted. When the center is quilted, I'll be able to fold the back to the front and stitch it down so that the dot is over the floral, the floral is over the dot and the plum is over the hexies. Picking a quilting pattern on this one is gonna take me some time...

Last but not least I made lotsa progress on my plus quilt. I picked fabrics for the last of the 14 colored pluses and started stitching the top together. The colored pluses will definitly be done by week's end but I'm not sure about adding in the white.

Of course, while working at the LQS Saturday, I was showing off the pluses and that gave my boss an idea to do a red/pink/white Valentine's X and O quilt. So yeah, I started another doll quilt but it should be an easy finish. Luckily I am paid in fabric!! It's looking more and more like I am going to have lotsa holiday doll quilts for the dolly cat bed!

Friday, October 02, 2015

Feline Friday - 10/2/15

Look Momma!!!

We CAN get along!
I mean he's almost touching my tookie and everything...