I've had a very relaxing day today. I went shopping! Today is my birthday (that's the older part!) and my wonderful family gave me a very generous gift certificate to my favorite quilt shop. This morning, after dropping my daughter off at church to go on a trip to Six Flags Great Adventure, I set off on the hour and a quarter trek to the shop. Being true to my new inspiration, I managed to find quite a few fabrics that will enhance the palette of fabrics I have. Some beautiful burgundies, tans, golds and greens came home with me. I fell in love with one fabric...a rich burgundy with sunflowers scattered on it. I bought the 5 yards left on the bolt because it told me to! :o) I can see it as borders and sashing with the greens and golds as blocks. I have no idea what it will become, but I knew I had to have it!
I'm working on purging my stash of the colors I don't want to work with anymore. The picture is a simple nine patch quilt that will go to my guild as a donation quilt. These are the leftover centers from the Sister's Choice quilt that I made. I had to make a few more to have enough for a decent size top. The border fabric doesn't look quite as muddy in real life as it does in the picture! I just finished this one a few minutes ago and had to share. Now to straighten up the sewing room so I can get back to work on some other quilts. I've made 99 blue and muslin nine patch blocks for my single irish chain. I need to decide how they will be set...I've been playing with a few different options in EQ5. Tonight DH, older daughter and I will be stopping at Panera for a quick dinner before DD goes to work. My son and I will have lunch next week when I (I don't even want to say it!) have to take my Pfaff in for service. A week without a machine...guess I'll have to quilt some quilts on the longarm instead of making them! Or I could pull out the Featherweight, which I've never used!