Thursday, May 28, 2015

Bowls, backing, and more rain

Remember the new freestyle plates/bowls I purchased several months ago? They are the same as what is used by PF Chang restaurants. Well, had a sale over Memorial Day so I bought two freestyle 14 oz. bowls and another 11" freestyle plate/bowl. The 11" is on backorder, but here are the 14 oz. bowls. Aren't they cute! I ordered them on Thursday and received them on Friday! Since my order was over $50.00 the FedEx shipping was free.

I worked on the backing for the teal/purple quilt. I had to wash the African print fabric so I went for a short walk while that was going on. I didn't get all my steps in since the sky looked like this

There is not quite enough fabric to make the entire back out of the print so I decided to sew together the left over blocks and will insert them into the back. Here are the two lengths of fabric pressed and the blocks laid out. I still need to add a bit of length to the strip of blocks so that is what I will be working on this evening.

I then dug into my quilting thread to see if I have enough of the right colors to quilt this piece. Here is what I found. I am trying to use what I have and not buy anything else. I believe I can make this work.

I checked last evening to see if I had enough upholstery weight fabric to cover the newly acquired chair and foot stool. I believe I may have enough. One piece is 6 3/4 yards and the other piece is 3/4 of a yard. had sent me a coupon for an extra 20% off so I bought the 108" wide navy flannel I needed for the t-shirt quilt I am making my niece. My order arrive yesterday.

I also bought a yard of each color of these Alexander Henry prints. I have no idea what I will use them for, but I had to have them.


Vicki W said...

The quilt back is going to look even bettwr with the insert. Love the skulls!

QuiltSwissy said...

I know you loved those bowls at PF Changs. We went there with some friends last week and it reminded me of you at QuiltCon!

Love love love those skulls! You will find a great place for them!

That backing looks good with the leftovers included. I love the colors.