Did any of you watch the big game? It is usually the only football game I ever watch, although we did watch the Alabama/Notre Dame game this year, too. Anyway, my husband was for the 49ers and I was for the Ravens--mostly because I'm usually for the underdog; I knew that Michael Oher (from the movie The Blindside) played for them; Baltimore isn't too far from here; and finally, because "Baltimore" is a type of quilt! Ha ha. Anyway, I had bragging rights after the game was over.
I also like to see the commercials. My favorites were: 1. The Jeep/Oprah/Tribute to the military. 2. The Clydsdale/Budweiser one. 3. The Paul Harvey/Farmer/Ram (that is the South Dakotan in me--my grandpa and two of my step-grandpa's were farmers) 4. The Tide/Joe Montana stain one. 5. The VW/Jamaican/Be Happy one. 6. The first Coke one about looking at thing differently
Anyway, back to the quilting part of this blog!
I finally finished piecing Jody!
Jody is a Schnibble. The pattern is McGuffy and the fabric is Chicopee. I still have to quilt it but already I'm considering using a varigated thread with orange, magenta, and lime. I think I actually have one like that! This was a fun, small quilt to make and it was a nice diversion from other projects.
One of these days I need to spend some serious time layering things. I need to do this quilt as well as a few others that have been piling up. All of them are small, but I'm out of small pieces of batting, so I have to get out a roll. I also need to prep some muslin sandwiches for an upcoming quilting class I will be taking later this month. One of my goals for the year is to get better about my free motion quilting--attempting feathers, etc. I have read tutorials and watched Youtube videos, but I'm hoping a class will help, too. Then it will just be a matter of practice, practice, practice!
Have a great day!