Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Weekend Wrap Up

In the United States, we celebrated Labor Day with a three-day weekend and mine was grand.

On Friday, I was browsing downloadable audiobooks from my library and found The Midnight Line by Lee Child.  Listening to Jack Reacher novels whilst quilting is one of my greatest joys and I was shocked to discover that I had never read the latest book.  I'm proud to announce that I listened to the entire book while quilting this weekend and all is once again right with the world, except...

In this book, Jack Reacher is described as "Big Foot" and "The Hulk" since he's such a large man.  That makes Tom Cruise the obvious casting choice for the Jack Reacher movies (she said sarcastically).  Say it with me now:  "Tom Cruise Is Not Jack Reacher!!!!"

OK, now that we have that clear, let's talk quilts.

I finished a postage stamp quilt top from my 1 1/2" strip scrap basket that I've been working on for the last few weeks:


I cut into some new and yummy fabrics that I'll talk more about in this afternoon's Facebook Live (Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 pm NY time):


I pieced yet another Sweet Tooth Cutie Quilt from the contents of my 1 1/2" strip scrap basket:


Will I ever see the bottom of that 1 1/2" strip scrap basket?  I've made about 10 quilts from it so far, and it seems as full as ever!

I quilted so much that I had to start listening to another book, Hell Bent by Greg Hurwitz.  The Orphan X series featuring Evan Smoak is only three books long, but it is on my "read as soon as it is published" list now.

I also took a walk with a friend, chopped some firewood, and am now getting ready to teach at WV Quilts this weekend.

Labor Day is the unofficial end of the summer here in the States, so I hope you ended your summer well.  The weather doesn't feel like autumn yet, but it feels like a new season is starting.  I have some wonderful quilty surprises for you this season and can't wait to share them with you!

2 comments:

Crystal_235 said...

A postage stamp quilt is on my long list of quilts I want to make. Love yours!

Pamela Arbour said...

Love your postage stamp quilt and the glimpse of the sweet tooth quilt. I noticed some of Pat Sloan's "Bobbins and Bits" (I think that is the name) I think the fact that our scrap bins never get empty will always be a mystery! They seem to be the bottomless pit!