The sky is blue, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and the crickets are chirruping. We can't ask or hope for too much more, can we?
The squaring up of the center medallion for my Brinton Hall quilt is complete and it now measures 34" square.
Next comes the first border including an additional ninety-two hexies which I still have to cut out, make and applique. This is not a quilt for the faint at heart or for those who like instant gratification because there are so many steps and many of them are stitched by hand which seems to take forever but it's the part I love best!
In keeping with my goal setting, I knew that I would soon be ready to move on to the next step. So yesterday, Mr. Painted Quilt took me up to Avonport Discount Fabric Center, my now local quilt shop, where I purchased 'beaucoup' yardage to use for the borders, binding and setting blocks. I probably could have shopped from my stash but at $8.50 a meter (equivalent to 39" in REAL measurements), who could resist? I'm soooooo weak!
I also bought some fabric for my next quilt which I'll show you next time. A photo came through on my Facebook feed showing this quilt on a bed in a primitive/country setting and it's beauty and simplicity just captivated me.
Until then, I hope that you are enjoying your day as much as I am!