Carol made the very elegant tulip block. You got to love these fabrics and she did a great job. Cheryls is the sewing machine - don't you just love it! Carol and Cheryl are both new to paper piecing, but they look like pros with these blocks. Mine is the dresden plate that I used English paper piecing to make.
I have started quilting my granddaughter Tess's quilt and its about time, don't you think Tess? I have really been having a time marking this quilt - started with a blue water soluble pen, but ran out of ink. Went through three chalk pencils that I could not find a pencil sharpener to fix the point. I was about to give it up, when I remembered someone blogging about using the Golden Threads (I think I have that right) paper to draw their quilting patterns - and don't you know, I have some of that! So I am going to try that today and I will let you know how it goes.
And yeehaw..I am staying home today to quilt! I was supposed to be off this week for my summer vacation, but gas prices got in the way and we decided to stay home and spend the money on the house. Fred did take his week to do some family research in West Virginia, staying for a week after our family reunion, but I have not taken time off this summer and I think I am due. I was off Thursday - Monday as planned, but geez I worked so hard on the carpet installation, I don't call that a vacation!