My mom and I went to the MFA over the weekend to take in the "To Boston with Love" efforts. The line was clear out the door to get in, Saturday-Monday was free admission.
I just loved all of the flags and the whole experience of taking the "exhibit" in.
People put a lot of effort into their flags and it was neat to see some that were obviously from far away countries.
Kudos to Amy and Berene for putting this all together! I love the whole project.
On Friday, my mom and I also spent time together making a trip to Marden's. She wanted to find a specific fabric that she needed more of for a project. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to tag along. Right now, they have fabrics from a new manufacturer that I haven't seen there before - a company called Blend.
I used some of my Marden's fabrics to make my first few City Sampler blocks:
These have been a little difficult for me so far but I think it's going to be a great exercise in precision and patience. There are a lot of tiny pieces and I admit that I tend to be more "consistent" on my own projects rather than executing that perfect scant 1/4" seam.
I caught up on the Woodland Sampler. Sewing on the tiny linen grid has presented a bit of a learning curve for me but I am getting the hang of it.
Finally, I made a lot of progress on my Crackle and X Plus blocks but I needed a break from all the mindless piecing. I decided to start another project: a baby-sized feather quilt. This is the first block I put together last night - I am not sure if I will be able to get away with trimming my obvious mistake or if I will have to redo most of it. I will show more progress soon hopefully!
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