I'm expecting it to be a fun Friday, although the day is just getting started with lots more rain. Yep - rain, rain, rain. Except right now, the sun is out and blue skies are trying to peek through the grey. We had thunder and lightening last
night - very unusual for the Bay Area. But enough of the weather, let's get to the fun:
I was one of the lucky who got a ticket for Sewing Summit before it sold out. Actually, I bought my ticket at 9:30 a.m. MT, 30 minutes after registration opened. I had already missed the $50 discount offered for the first 50 purchasers! Wow - this is one popular conference! I did not attend the first conference, but heard very good things about it from several people who did attend.
And now for the reveal! If you remember, I made a pillow for a Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild swap. We received a bag of scraps from another guild member. We weren't told who that person was. We were asked to make a pillow from the scraps and bring said finished pillow to the April meeting.
After sorting and resorting her scraps, I started like this:
And ended up with Amanda's finished pillow (I didn't know it was Amanda's pillow until the meeting):
I added a strip of her fabric to the back, made buttonholes (when was the last time I did that?) and covered buttons. I am becoming so fond of covered buttons on pillows...
The pattern is X and + from Amy Badskirt's blog (www.badskirt.blogspot.com). You can get the tutorial from her blog. I think I am going to make an entire quilt from this pattern. It's an easy block and is quite striking.
Well, the sun disappeared again, so I suppose I should get ready for another round of rain. On that note, I'll wish you a Fun Friday!
Aaaanyway, that's it from the Robertson household.
P.S. It's pouring again!