Friday night I attended the opening of the High Arts Prize for a couple hours. I ran into a couple of people I hadn't seen in awhile and talk to a lot of new people. I received a good response from many different people on my R.E.M. piece and it was hung so much better than my pieces were hung the last two years. I couldn't stay the whole time because I needed to go to work on Saturday. I didn't have time to walk around and see all the art, but I will go back and post pictures.
Saturday the asphalt pavers were starting on the base layer for the parking lot, track and basketball court. I stayed for about 5 hours and went home. I went back about 4 just to see how far they had gotten. It was 85 degrees and with hot asphalt, it was quite warm.
I did manage to get that blue and taupe log cabin quilt pin basted, but it was a struggle. I was tired. Sunday I quilted on it all day. I decided to start using up my Sulky rayon thread that I don't use much any more. I did the logs with a variegated cream to taupe thread, the taupe border with a solid matching color, and the blue border I meandered with a blue variegated thread. I had matching solid colored cotton thread in the bobbin.
All I have left to quilt is the taupe and blue border at one end. I had trimmed the blue border down about 1 1/2" before I had pin basted. The border was a bit too wide.
I even managed to find the binding fabric I had chosen 20 years ago for this quilt!
While I quilted I watched the Indians game. Before the game they hung the Central Division Champion flag - they had clinched when Minnesota had lost on Saturday night - and then the players got to celebrate the division win after the game.
My fabric arrived that I ordered from eQuilters. They were having a sale and I found three fabrics with skulls that I could use for the backs of Harley quilts. I bought 6 1/4 yards of each.
For some reason this morning my car wouldn't start - it was just clicking. Time to test the Halo! I had bought a Halo for the portable charging and that it could start a car. I read the instructions, hooked it up and BAM the car started! I will have to investigate why the battery was dead, but I am happy that my investment of buying the Halo paid off.