Wow! What a weekend. State basketball games three days in a row and our girls came home with a 3rd place trophy! Yay! Lot's of emotional ups and downs, but overall a very happy ending. Always a relief when things end on a good note.
I had fun during the down times doing a (very little) bit of shopping. Came home with a stack of Perle Cotton thread and then after I was home admiring it, I realized that most of it is #5 thread instead of #8! Such a let down. Not sure if the #5 will work for hand quilting as it is definitely thicker than the other but I will try anyway. Not like I have a lot of options as the store is 3 hours away from our home. lol
The last 5 hand pieced bow-tie blocks
The only hand work I brought was the bow-tie blocks. I know my restless hands when there is idle time in a motel room! It doesn't matter how much I am dreading and/or avoiding a project, if it's the only one available, I'll pick it up and get right to work!
The 15th row ready to sew together....
Once again, I realized how much I truly enjoy simple hand piecing. Quite a relief as I was starting to wonder after my previous frustration with sewing the rows together. Now there is a stack of blocks ready to sew the entire 15th row together and then this quilt top will be done. I can't imagine putting a border on this quilt unless it would be a narrow border of the solid 'mermaid' green? Time will tell. I'm linking up with Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching and then hopefully catching up on my blog reading!