So the Allietare quilt is underway on the long arm and today I received the awaited 1.5" rope stencil so I can get on with that now. Quiltingstencils.com is a great company, they have hundreds of stencils and ship priority so it comes in two days and they are nice, cooperative, helpful people.
Heather talks about a discovery they made of printed piano key border fabric ready to use, I had never heard about it until yesterday when a quilter friend at the gym mentioned her daughter had searched all over the internet to find it. I did not even know it existed and have always used the fabric left from the body of the quilt so it matches. It's a lot more time consuming to make your own but I doubt I would ever take the easy way out, I am way too OCD and I also love to use up as much of the fabric as possible so as not to have
This afternoon The Boy and I were out walking Button with a friend and her dog, we were hanging out in the greenbelt on this gorgeous, cooler Phoenix day, and Matthew was trying to eat his Wheat Thins but both Button and Bogart were pestering him to share! He was on their level after all and it was so very tempting, dogs are "opportunity eaters"!
We had a good laugh watching this interaction, kids and dogs will steal the show every time!