Sunday, January 3, 2016

Starting Well for 2016

This was a good weekend because I spent time flying Nine Zero Bravo.  My morning flight was with an instructor for my biennial flight review. The FAA require private pilots to have a flight review every two years if they want to carry passengers.  My review was a bit overdue, so my hubby had to be pilot in command.  That hurt the control freak inside me.  So I finally got signed off, then promptly took a couple friends up for some sightseeing. Not that there is much to see, being in such a rural area. It's amazing how just a bit of flying can make my mood soar - literally, I guess.

My inner child is like the girl in this video:

On the quilting front, today I picked up Sweet Dreams from Cindy Carrey of North Star Longarm Quilting. Now I have to remember where I put the binding. After all, it's been waiting for several years.  I dropped off Mother Earth (green pinwheel / 16-patch) and Strawberry Fields.  All three quilts will be in my 2016 Finishes count!

I made steady progress on Allietare, Bonnie Hunter's 2015 mystery quilt pattern. I'm still too chicken to venture out in my own color palette but have enjoyed seeing pictures of alternate colorways posted by other quilters. After sewing one of the setting triangles wrong, I had to take a break for supper. Have you done this?

Anyway, all 20 Echoes of Pisa blocks (ones with the red centers) are done and 9 of the Allietare stars. Here is a quick view of my blocks. There will be a thin gold inner border, then I plan to use up my black polka dot for the outer border. Can you believe some quilters are already done???  Not me. I am savoring the experience (lol).  I am linking to Bonnie's linky page on Monday HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Your quilt is coming along great. You cannot go wrong with Bonnie's colors!