Saturday, May 05, 2012

At-Home Quilting Retreat - Day 5

Sampling of four-patch blocks

I played two showings of Pirates of Penzance today - one in the morning and one in the evening. I had a break of several hours between shows, so I went to Jo-Ann's and got some batting and backing fabric (same off-white leaf print as the background for the music notes). I picked up some lunch and headed home. After lunch I took a nap, then went back and played the second show.

Once I was home from the evening show, I sewed up 18 four-patch blocks (samples above) for the Cadenza quilt. These will go in alternate rows between the music notes rows. I'll put in some plain blocks of mainly music-themed fabric, and insert narrow black strips between blocks. I hope to get the alternate rows done before I leave for the matinee showing tomorrow. There won't be much of a break between the end of the matinee and the beginning of the evening show, so I'll find dinner somewhere nearby. I can sew some more after I get home from playing the second show.

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