Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Life happens

Hi everyone!  Had enough of the turkey leftovers yet? We have none this year, as we left them all at my daughter's house!  She did a great job with the food and we had a lot of fun.  Except, for some reason we thought that it would be good to drive from Philadelphia to Maine.  It was a good idea on paper.  For those of you in the other parts of the country, did you know that the entire East Coast is essentially one gigantic city?  Zero fun to drive through!

So, today I was planning to post my finished Classic Stitches row quilt, but that has to be delayed until Friday.  Sadness!  What happened?  Well, life happened and I just didn't finish it in time to take pictures and get everything written.  I could have done it, but I chose to spend the time with my family instead.  I think I made the right choice.

I do have some sneak peeks of my quilt, though!

This was me trying to arrange my rows.  Maddening!  So many different ways to arrange things!

I also had to fix a couple of errors.  Even working on it for a year, I made mistakes, mostly in measuring the sashing because I apparently can't divide by 2:

Yep, that's going to be a problem.

But I got those fixed and got *almost* finished, so I'll definitely show it on Friday.  Watch this space!

Now that that's mostly out of my way, I also pulled out this set of fabric and blocks:

Wonder what I'll do with those?

Finally, here is a bonus picture of the hubs with our daughter's cats that our whole family found amusing:

Not only best husband ever, but also best cat perch ever!

Everyone have a great week, and I'll see you all back here on Friday!

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Sara said...

The row quilt is going to be gorgeous. Makes me realize I need to pull mine out and finish quilting it one of these days.

Ramona said...

Looking forward to seeing your beautiful quilt on Friday! Love the different rows.... and the aqua heart in with the pink hearts. :)

Kat Scribner said...

Yep, this quilt is gonna be a beauty!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

definitly the right choice to be with family!! i did not know the drive was one big city - I might have gone a little insane!!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your blocks are beautiful and spending time with the family was the right decision. I prefer to drive on back roads....not through busy towns :)

Bernie Kringel said...

Of course it was the right decision to hang out with family. That trumps pretty much everything as far as I'm concerned. :-)

Oh your rows look so good! I can't wait to see it all put together. And then maybe you could come put mine together too! I still haven't made the green row. This weekend I did manage to get the blocks cut out tho. And for me, that is the worst part of the process. I really want to get through those so I can make the quilt top. I am already trying to decide if I am going to do an RSC16 project or some other sort of monthly BOM or QAL. Decisions, decisions.

I'll be back Friday!

Jayne said...

I'm anxious to see all the rows together! Its beautiful! Math isn't my strong suit...it happens!

Laney said...

OOOh! I love row quilts and this so pretty with the bright colors against the white.

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

Love your color choices and crisp piecing, It will be gorgeous. And arranging and rearranging is part of the fun of the creative process so hang in there. Glad you put your family first. Right choice!

Allison said...

I love your row quilt. It really catches the eye. Have you finally decided on a layout?