I needed pink and green thread for my B.L,D towels, so my plan was to check a couple of thrift stores which are on the way to the Lens Mills store, and see if I could score some cheap thread. I had a coupon for 30% off thread that I printed from the Lens Mills website, so I was willing to go with "new" thread, but because I only needed a little, well....you know how cheap I am.
First stop was St. Vincent de Paul store. Some quilter has made a significant donation here, because I've been scoring quilty stuff every time I visit. This time was a brand new table runner kit.
You can see that the Copyright on the fabrics is 2013 - and all six of the fabrics are from a collection called "Neutral Love" from ConnectingThreads.com. The kit is not on the website (I had to know what the retail price is!) but I still think I got a great deal for $5.
But no thread. So next stop was the BFM, where I did find two sandwich baggies full of threads - pink AND green - and a 1/2 yard of a white on cream print - a neutral always finds a home in my stash, and a couple of hard cover quilting books.
I was up at the crack of dawn this morning and immediately sat down with my morning coffee and some Slow Sunday Stitching. I stitched the centre appliques in this Dear Jane block:
Linking to Kathy's Quilts
The stars are appliqued as two separate pieces. Thank goodness for "That Quilt" or I'd never figure out how to have made this block.
Yesterday was a good Dear Jane day. Here are two more blocks I finished:
I'm very happy with how Starburst came out. The points are as perfect as I am likely to ever get!
....which sort of makes up for Papa's Star. I was dreading this block (likely why I left it to almost the very end)! At least two if not three of the star points are going to get snipped off when I add the sashing. But it's good enough for me.
No big plans for Fathers Day here - we walked down to a neighbourhood restaurant this morning and treated Hubby to brunch. Now we are ready for a nap.
I did warn Itty Bitty that he was helping me baste a quilt today. I've accomplished all of my goals for June (with the exception of the next two BOW's from Grandmother's Choice). So I'm gonna DO it! I am going to finish a quilt!