Dinner out with a coupon: Affordable, quick and no dishes! Yay!
Back home and into the "quilting studio"! Karen was set up with laptop for instant messaging with her friends all over the globe (seriously!) and her latest project.
I was at the next table...looking much the same!
We were joined by the studio "cat", Tiger! She chewed on her bone the entire evening!
I continued working on the reconfigured Checkers quilt that I am making out of reproduction fabrics.
(Complete pattern in Fons and Porter's Love of Quilting Sept/Oct 2007 issue.)
I wanted to showcase the fabrics (making the checkers larger/easier to see) AND make the quilt large enough for a king sized bed, so I sort of blew up the whole thing. Each checkerboard block on mine is 12 inches, with 3 inch "checker squares".
I got the checkerboard part completely done! Tomorrow at quilt class, I will be enlisting the help of Janet Salcido (Teacher Extraordinaire) with the calculations and design of the keyboard border/corner blocks.
I'm thinking I may go back and make it again, more along the lines of the jewel tones they used for this quilt in the magazine.....for a daybed upstairs.
Anyway, it was a fun and relaxing Saturday night!