There was an NFL game on last night, but it was becoming a blow out, so we decided to watch The Martian. I cannot watch a movie without some handwork, so I grabbed my Cottage Garden Quilt. It has been in limbo for a couple of months because I could not decide how to quilt the borders. Decision made---continue the cross hatch quilting from the blocks into the borders with the help of some blue painter's tape and perle cotton. I am in love with using the blue painter's tape and may invest in some more rolls with different widths. I continued stitching this morning and already have a whole side done. Perhaps this will become a 2015 finish instead of a 2016 one! Check out what everyone else is up to here http://kathysquilts.blogspot.com
Before I can commit to any new projects for 2016, I want to get a couple of works in progress together. My number one priority is to finish my Farm Girl Vintage top. I decided to make a couple of blocks not included in the book, but that I had purchased or received. I made this adorable 6 inch cow block. It was pretty time consuming to make, but so worth it!
I also made the 6 inch Penny the Pig block, she was much quicker to put together. I have a kit waiting to make the big version this quilt, but I can't start it yet. See self-control--sometimes I have some! :0) I am going to work on assembling these blocks with the sashing and cornerstones today, so I can start on the borders and the backing.
There are some great football games on today and I was 14-2 last week, so now I am ahead of all the experts on ESPN with 147-77 for the season! It is chilly only 12 degrees right now and not expected to get above 25 degrees for most of the week. Perfect quilting weather!