I just thought I would stop back and tell you how the day progressed. I went to the LQS and bought the knee lifter. They also had some "Meet the Ghastlies" by Alexander Henry and 2 yards of that may have made it's way home with me. I'm just sayin'...
Really I was just a little bit bad. Now that I had the lifter I needed to try it out. I had this pink and brown block that I needed to work on. It is due to the Belleville quilt show in September,but I want it out of my life ASAP. I HATED making this block, and would like to have chucked it into the trash. It came out ok I guess, if you don't look too closely. It was about a quarter of an inch shy if 12.5 inches so I trimmed it and put a border on it. It is the first time I have mitered a border. I found an online site and it walked me through it. It was not as difficult as I thought it would be to do and I like how it came out. Of course, just like EVERYTHING else on this block, I had to rip one side out because I didn't think about matching the stripes but they match now! My DD1 saw it and remarked how wonderful it might be to have a whole quilt made of this block. I say kill me now! I used templates and this was supposed to be a completely different block, but it is now DONE and I can send it on it's way.
I asked everyone in my new quilt group to make 2 blocks for the Belleville quilt show contest. I am having them all make a pink and brown block and the second one is their choice. I chose a Halloween theme. Big surprise there, huh? Guess who wanted to fly in to help me? Yep, it's Happy Owl again. Love her!
I will need to stitch around her and will probably do that tomorrow. I can't believe how long it took me to do that other stupid block. I still need to do the Jelly Roll QAL block and am hoping to work on that tomorrow too.
Have a wonderful evening!!