Friday, yesterday, was about as perfect a day as a quilter can have. My excellent friend Sharon took a personal day to spend at my house. What did we do? We quilted! Our marathon quilting is something we have done before, and we always wonder why we don't do it more often. That bond between best friends is so special, but when you add the love of quilting to that friendship, well, special hardly describes how wonderful the day was.
Sharon still works full time and is especially busy this year with new classes to teach in the high school and two evening classes at the university. Because of her grueling schedule, her desire was to sew without having to think about it. Her choice was to machine quilt a UFO (several years old, she said) - a wall hanging that she wants to put in her bedroom. Stitch-in-the-ditch doesn't really require much more than concentration to sew straight; so it perfectly fit her needs.
My day was spent working on the Broken Dishes quilt by Kaffe Fassett - with Kaffe fabrics, of course. I had a bunch of quarter-square units prepared...
Lots more to do, but so, so, so glad to get to work on this with Sharon's company on a marathon day!