Got to see my aunt. (Hi Joyce!) It was a nice surprise. In visiting with her, I found out she is quilting, as well, and we know some of the same quilt shops!! Kind of like having mutual friends...
It made me remember that I wanted to share my sweet bird quilt made by the gals from the Bee Unique Bee Knotty bee over on flickr. It has been a work in progress for quite some time, but time is what was needed to get it just perfect. And no, it is not finished yet!! Colorado called and we answered!
Got to bike ride with this guy and my kids.
And do a little bit of this (with that guy up there and my kids - Too bad the wind was not cooperating that day).
We got to look at this view.
And I got to spend some time with all the fam, and this little guy.
It was delightful.
But, before I left, I got to sash all the blocks in that wonderful pinky red fabric that photographs fluorescent, even though it isn't.
Then border them in black.
I did strip piecing.
Press (not iron) the heck out of them.
Put the rows together.
And finish all but the border.
I love flying geese (a story for another post!), so I decided to trial a flying geese border, since the plain fabric border (that would have been easy to do) looked blah. I found this web site that had a formula for fast flying geese that finish at 2"x 4", made a few and hung 'em on the design wall till the girls could see them and tell me what they thought. I really didn't need them to, cause they were perfect! So, I cut and marked my squares....
...and went to town.
I sewed and sewed.
Amazingly, I have enough left over to have some geese flying on the back of the quilt, too.
Strip piecing them was fun...really and truly!!!
My machine needed some TLC in the midst of it all.
I fussy cut some corner pieces.
Laid it all out on the tables....and ran out of time!
See it waiting patiently for my return?
Now...how in the world should I quilt it????