Well it’s been an exciting day for many reasons…. my Honda Element broke down yesterday so it was towed to the shop today. Super sad face! I’ve had my Honda for five years now and I love it so much. Now that they don’t make them anymore it always makes me nervous when it isn’t at top performance so I try to stay ahead of the curve. It got a new alternator, battery, front tires, front brake pads, rear brake pads and rotors, and the 90k maintenance stuff. Spa day! I get it back tomorrow morning.
Some stuff came in the mail too. I signed up for the Quilt Bear Aurifil Thread Club where you get two spools of thread shipped to you each month for $20. You have a choice to get one color and a neutral (the default), two colors or two neutrals. You just specify at checkout what sorts of things you’d like each month. Mary Jo takes special care with each package to dress it up really cute and most months have some sort of theme. This month is of course centered around St. Patrick’s Day!
I also wanted to share my first published photo in a quilting magazine. I found out about this the day we left on our cruise that my photo was going to be published and a copy of the magazine was waiting in my mailbox when we returned. Finally remembered to post photos! The quilt they featured is my Jelly Roll Race quilt that I made for my mom for Mothers Day. They found the photo on Flickr and contacted me. This magazine is sent to quilt shop owners only so it’s not available on newsstands but I’m still proud of it.
Because I was stuck at home today after they dropped me off from the auto repair shop I got a little bit done around the house and some sewing done. The Nostalgia quilt top is done! I will NOT be bordering this one.
This is the Summer in the Park pattern done with honeybun strips and jelly roll strips (tutorial here). Not too difficult to do. The bias edges can help and hurt you as you’re sewing blocks together. I’m hoping I didn’t stretch anything too much trying to get points to align. We’ll find out when I start quilting it.
I also bound my Madrona Road challenge quilt. It’s really cute – I plan on taking it to work and figuring out how to hang it up somewhere.