I finished the class project for learning "on-point" settings. I did a spiral quilting on the main piece, which I've never done before, and straight quilting on the borders. DO NOT look closely at the quilting. It was a fun project and this past Thrusday we were given a new project of setting on point with sashing. I got my fabric cut out after the class and will be piecing it this week.
Earlier in the week, I made block 15 for the Splendid Sampler and it was fun but I did give Jack, my ripper, some exercise while making it. It used foundation paper piecing and I seem to have a tendency to sew pieces together going the wrong way. Oops! I do like how it turned out though.
I received some happy mail on Friday from the Fat Quarter Shop. Lots and lots of solids. I'm in the process of designing a quilt and needed solids (sounds like a good excuse doesn't it?). I also ordered the Kona Cotton Solids color chart.
I must confess that I'm not slow stitching today, but will later on this evening. I'm attempting to get a tote made that my cutting mat and rulers will fit in and make it easier for me to take them Wednesday when I attend my first ever Quilts of Valor meeting. We'll be cutting fabric that day. The photo on the left is the beginning of the tote and the one on the right is the cover of the book with the pattern. Of course, my fabric colors are actually a lot brighter. I'm looking forward to using it Wednesday.
I did get a little more work done on the Christmas stocking. The color changes take more time than I would like, but it is what it is.
I also started another Redwork block this week as my painful finger decided to not be as painful as last week. I'll see the doctor Tuesday and will bring up the problem and see what she has to say about it.
We went down to Las Vegas on Friday and came home about noon today. It was my step-son's and his lovely wife's 15th wedding anniversary on the 7th so we took them to the Black Bear Diner for breakfast this morning. The food was great as was the service.
What's up for this week? Finish the tote for my cutting mat, etc., and get some slow stitching in. Oh yeah, I need to catch up with the Splendid Sampler by getting blocks 16 and 17 done before Thursday when 18 come out.