I had some Grand Illusions that I would finish this flimsy this weekend, but um...no not quite! Lots of other things taking my time!
My friend Barb alerted me to an EARLY Saturday morning estate fabric sale...so since Kathy had a long work day (and I had a short one to make up for all the vacation I had when the kids were here) I got up and went and spent 69 bucks and got all this! Lots of books, Thangles, tons of awesome quilt shop quality fabric. I then spent several hours putting it all away...happily it all found a home! I got an entire stack of Halloween fabric which is great because I am making Happy Scrappy Houses in Halloween fabrics. I also got dimples in tons of colors!
Late that night Kathy and I cut twenty houses so we are prepped for this Thurday's workshop. Time does fly! I also finally got the sashings on a Grand Illusion block!
I worked steadily on Grand Illusion every chance I got this weekend. We did take a break to hike South Mountain this afternoon.
I also dropped by Barb's and got to see my Floribunda on the longarm. It is done now and she is moving on to the Scrappy Bargello quilt and then Lozenges.
Got a little too confident on the borders...there was some ripping on the set on the right! I put the greys together and thought I could do no wrong, HA!
Got the first border on. One of the second borders is on (lopped off the part that didn't fit, I am over it!) and the other borders are made but I cannot add them tonight...I am D-U-N done!
Looking forward to getting this top done before Thursday when I can show it to Bonnie!!! I also got some crazy news that I got into the Saturday workshop too. (So now I have to prep for Pineapple Blossom, eek!) And best of all my sewing friend Laura is going that day so we will ride together (two hours) and have a sew day! I am working like mad Monday-Wednesday since I am off until next Monday. Tomorrow is gonna be a long one! I will be linking up with Bonnie at Quiltville tomorrow! Go see what everyone's Grand Illusion looks like!
Kathy did get some sewing in too..she is working on clue two and seems to really be enjoying the process! Also linking up with Freemotion by the River for Linky Tuesday!