Monday, November 16, 2015

Ready for Allietare!

Life is finally settling down at least a little - I am home for three weeks straight - and I am ready to get a few things done!  I am busily binding my Grand Illusion mystery quilt so that it will be ready for show & tell at our Allietare mystery kick-off party a week from Saturday.

I finally had a chance to pull fabrics for Allietare over the weekend. I was able to cover everything from stash except for the gray - I didn't have a piece that big or anything that was really the right color. I stopped by Jackman's in between rug hooking classes last weekend (I will share more on that in my next post) and found a piece of a blue-gray that really works well with my colors. My fabrics are mainly reproductions with a few batiks and contemporary prints (especially neutrals) mixed in.

I really love the colors this year! I am betting this will be a gorgeous quilt!
I pulled the final loop on the pineapple rug this weekend!  I am so excited to actually finish a rug for a change - it's been a LONG time!  I still have to bind it of course, but that is the easy part,

I found a fantastic teal-colored chunky yarn at Nola's for the binding. I surged the edges yesterday and will get started on that this week.

I hope to be back later in the week with a finished quilt to share!