I am having a race against time to finish up some projects before mid-June so yesterday it was all about adding borders to my school house quilt. You may remember I showed you some house blocks HERE and some Irish Chain blocks HERE. The inspiration for making a blue schoolhouse quilt came from Edyta Sitar's Blue Barn quilt. I added the Irish Chain blocks for some interest and now it is ready for Ange's quilting!
It was really windy yesterday (of course) and the sun was actually so bright it washed out the colours. Hopefully, this picture will still give you a little idea of what it looks like. The flimsy finished at 84" x 94" so should be perfect for a bed quilt!
The reason time is short for me is that we were cruisin' on the high seas last week with Mickey Mouse and family! What a great time we had. Seas were calm, food was fabulous, and travelling with Woodworker Hubby, DD, SIL, and precious GS was a dream come true! Here is a little proof. Gotta love those blue waters!
Before we went, I made a little blue whale tag toy for GS. I found this free pattern and tutorial at Two More Minutes and used whatever ribbons I could find. I purchased a little baby's rattle of keys and took them apart to add to the tags.
So now it is back to the sewing room. Even with all the fun we had, there may have been just a bit of sewing withdrawal while I was away and Blogland is a distant memory. I chose to remain dis-connected at sea so have lots of reading to do to catch up. It's a great day for quilting!