I love how this string quilt is coming along - bright and colorful yet it still fits in with the antique utility quilts that I love so well. Kristin's comment about it not needing a solid border made me think about how I could extend the strings out. I like this, emphasizing the zigzags even more.
That means I have a lot more string blocks to make. If I could just get Lily out of the way:
I think the little cats get extra fiber in their diets rolling around on the cutting board. I try to pick off as many of the fabric bits as I can, but I suspect they still manage to eat some of them when grooming.
I want to keep this quilt really scrappy, so yesterday I cut more strips from reproduction fabric Siobhan gave me. Some of it is really busy, so it is good for strings (not so good for letter making). I cut so much managed to make my hand ache - not even the one holding the rotary cutter, but the one that was keeping (or trying to keep) the ruler in place. Ow. Stupid repetitive stress.
This morning I finished basting the monster beast that is Slither Eek Boo. I even got some hand quilting done on it today, but nothing interesting yet. Right now I'm just going around letters.
I just saw this now. What a hoot. It's a trailer for a book (that I will totally read) but I would sooo go to see this movie as well:
I'm reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies right now and it is really fun. I just wish there was a great trailer for it too.
Woohoo for Lance Armstrong finishing third in the Tour de France. Okay first would have been really cool, but not bad for an "old" guy coming out of retirement who's on the same team as Contador. What an amazing year for the Brits at this year's tour. Bradley Wiggins in 4th place and Cavendish winning 10 stages. Too bad this tour was arranged to be so boring, even the much vaunted Mont Ventoux was rather dull. More mountain top stage finishes next year please.