Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Next Item on the Agenda

Next up for me is to quilt this baby. It has been sitting in the queue for a few months. It's time!

The pattern is called Dilly Dally from Thimble Blossoms by Camille Roskelley. Due to my color choices (this is Mirabelle), I've named it Melons and Creamsicles. It measures approx 64" x 72", before quilting. I'll have to measure again after quilting for binding, so it will be interesting to see how much it shrinks. I'm planning on quilting the ditches, then allover swirls in the cream. No idea now what I'll do in borders.

How much do you think it will shrink?


Yesterday we went to a Renaissance Festival here in Michigan. First time we've done that. Lots of people, of all ages dress for the festival. We didn't. It seems to be requisite that the women have low-cut tops with lots of jiggle. I felt so overdressed...

Lots of crazy get ups! People carrying weapons--swords, hatchets, etc. Pirates, dancing girls. Very crowded! We didn't stay too long.

Thought we'd go to Frankenmuth, Michigan for a wonderful chicken dinner, but couldn't find parking. Lots of other people out enjoying the beautiful weather. So, OK, we'll head for home and find something along the way. After 2 detours, we decided we'd eat at a steak house about 1/2 hour from the house. It's closed. Ended up at Ruby Tuesdays.

It was fun being together, but not the kind of day we expected.



Cheryl said...

I like your quilting idea, stitching in the ditch and adding swirls to the white will make the the prints pop. Maybe feathers in the border?

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Great name, Lin! I love a good guessing game. I say it shrinks 3% from quilting (62x70) and 3% from washing (60x68). :)