I didn't find much in the antique stores. But, we had a really, really good small town café lunch and it was a nice day for a drive. I bought a drying rack in one store so I can hang things like socks to dry inside. It's a really nice one, but it doesn't fold up very small. I'd been shopping for a vintage one for a couple years, and hadn't found one I was happy with. I didn't think about how small it would fold up for storage. Turns out, that's important!
The bargain of the day was a piece of green and white check cotton fabric. I thought it would make a really nice shirt. It's new fabric. It was 3 yards for $15. That's a good price. When I was paying, it turned out to be 25% off. That's even better! When I got it home, it turned out to be 5 yards. Deal of the Day!!! But, a piece that big needs to be saved for a very nice quilt back. I'll find something else for my next shirt.
I had two BOMs to make this weekend.
I had the Academic Quilter's Constellation block.
The new block is the one on the bottom. The colors are sea green and coral. I don't use those colors much, but that stash I'm always talking about is so versatile that it had exactly four sea greens and one coral. It was a fun block. It didn't go together like I thought it would, but I had faith and followed the instructions, and after putting the coral pieces in the wrong place and studying them for a while, it suddenly dawned on me that they wouldn't fit their background triangles...because I was trying to match them to the wrong triangles! Once I turned the block an eight of a turn, those coral pieces fit perfect!
And, I made the Bow block from Sew Fresh Quilts Have a Jolly Little Christmas Quilt along.
That was a fun block. Lots of pieces. But, again, I followed the instructions and kept the faith and it went together just exactly as described. Lorna uses a very easy method that results in lots of hst's that I'm piecing into squares for something...someday...
Everybody have a great Tuesday. We are having thunderstorms this morning, but by afternoon, it's supposed to be sunshine again. I managed to work from home yesterday, but today, I really need to go to the office. It's easier there to get the things done that I need to get done this week. Yesterday, I had an important meeting. I pumped myself full of cold medicine to clear my head. After the meeting started, my boss announced that I would be leading the second half of the discussion. Surprise! I miss managers that are predictable. And polite. Anyway, I have no idea what I said. But, I remember being very bright and cheerful while I was saying it!