I have another summer finish. This is my Kona Kaleidoscope Stars Quilt. I used many of my leftover Kona scraps from my Postcard from Sweden to make it along with Kona white. This is free pattern you can find here:
I finished binding it this morning for Slow Sunday Stitching as I watched Russia verses Spain in the World Cup:
I had initially planned to just quilt it diagonally through each block, but it was going so easily I kept adding more quilting. My new Pfaff makes machine quilting a quilt that is this size a breeze--it was 60 inches square before washing, but after washing and drying it is now about 57.5 inches square of crinkly goodness.
I used a luxuriously soft pinky backing. I had to piece it since it was not quite wide enough, but it shows my machine quilting well and will be extra cozy when we need warm quilts.
For the binding, I used Kona turquoise. I am thrilled with this finish and still have some Kona scraps left, so I may make another project with them...
I went to Denver on Wednesday for a work meeting. Denver is a five hour drive away from us and I always try to get my big city fix in for shopping and eating. I went to Fabric Expressions in Littleton and bought a few Bonnie & Camille prints, a half yard of each, and the Mama's Cottage charm pack. I splurged on a pedicure too. I also made it to Marshall's (they are building a Marshall's in our town right now and I am so excited!) where they had this Rae Dunn "Create" mug. I absolutely don't need another mug, but I loved it! I snuck it into the house and will eventually put it in the cabinet with my other mugs, to avoid my hubby's judgement!
I went to Old Navy and got a pair of linen blend, wide leg pants--way out of my comfort zone as I usually wear tight, fitted pants. I wore them to my Friday meeting and they were as comfy as pajamas with the elastic waist, drawstring, and big pockets. I went back and bought two other colors and some $4 t-shirts. I brought my cooler and ran to Trader Joe's and bought all kinds of lovely goodies before heading back home.
A new fire had started along the route I like to go through the mountains on Friday. I drove by it at about 11am on Saturday and it looked like it was miles from the highway, but a couple of hours later some of my colleagues had to be rerouted because it had jumped the highway I had just driven on. This drought, dryness, and heat is wreaking havoc with our wildfires in Colorado.
I want to set an OMG (One Monthly Goal) for July-- I am going to finish my Jumping Jacks Quilt top. I just ordered some fabric for the border and the backing--Bonnie & Camille The Good Life. I also am considering making two of them and ordered enough fabric for both!