Weekend Update and other stuff…

This weekend my parents flew in for a quick visit. They had a couple of reasons to visit: they wanted to come to an appointment with Anne and I, Sew Expo was this weekend and my hubby’s birthday was on Saturday. We had a very full weekend.

Starting with Friday, our appointment went off without a hitch, in fact (and I know I’m being cryptic, sorry), it was the best appointment we have had for this particular issue in a year and worthy of celebration.

Saturday my mom and I spent the whole day together. We sent to Sew Expo and well…what to say. I had a really good time, but mostly because I was with my mom. I really enjoyed going to the Superior Threads booth and meeting the whole team. I also met a fellow blogger, Jenny, from Sew Kind of Wonderful and bought her new tool the Quick Curve Ruler.  Believe it or not…the only other things I bought were some clover binding clips and 2 fat quarters. I had a budget of $100 and spent $20 (my mom split the cost of the clips). That night we went out for a lovely dinner for my hubby.

On Sunday I got quilty after my parents left for the airport.

I got the quilting done on my Sister-In-Law’s baby gift

This quilt is called Zig Zag Zoom, I bought it as a kit 3 years ago and I am finally finishing it up. I bought the kit from Always Quilting Online – which is a store where I grew up in San Mateo, CA.

Here is a close-up of the quilting. I did straight line quilting using my 1/4″ foot.

Hoping to get the binding on it before Friday so I can link up to Quilter in The Gap’s Friday Finish party.

Today I made the blocks for Trust Circle of Do.Good Stitches.

This month we were given the tutorial from SewMamaSew Modern Block of the Month for January. We were asked to use white as a base color and then bold solids. What do you think?

Over at Quilting Gallery (run by the wonderful Michele), Pat Sloan is hosting the Learning Center and last week Pat asked me if I could write a short piece answering the question “What is a Pieced Quilt?” Today’s post is all about Quilting Types and Styles – and you can read what I came up with!

There is lots of time left to enter to win a free subscription to Ole Frog Eyes, go check out my review and enter to win!

Holy Buckets Batman, I was long winded today! What are you up to? Any finishes on your horizon?

 

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8 Responses to Weekend Update and other stuff…

  1. Flying Blind says:

    Sounds like a fun and successful weekend x

  2. Mishka says:

    Thanks so much for being a guest Melissa.

  3. Lisa L. says:

    I am so glad that the appointment went so well! Makes me feel so happy for you guys and that things are heading the right direction! 🙂 And I am also so glad that you had a great weekend with your family! Love the quilt! 🙂

  4. Mrs.Pickles says:

    lovely quilt and blocks!

  5. Connie says:

    I’m glad the doctor visit went well Melissa! What a beautiful quilt and fun pattern, great block too!
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  6. Jenny Pedigo says:

    …good job with the spending. I bought 4 pantos and would have got in a lot of trouble with thread, but stayed away from that booth! Thanks for the mention and have fun with your new ruler ;o)

  7. Jacque says:

    So happy for you – what a blessing to have a good appointment!
    I really love that ZigZagZoom quilt! Gorgeous!

  8. KimR says:

    Love your quilt! Can you tell me what size blocks are in it? I want to see if I have enough focus fabric while it is still on sale! Oh–I want to use that pattern! LOL

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