I took my Dear Jane with me to Science Olympiad yesterday. Even though the kids are all running around madly most of the day, once they are in their events, it gets very quiet. So I moved the hoop twice during the day. The weather was absolutely beautiful. A perfect day to sit outside and hand quilt. Just three more moves of the hoop should get me back to the begining! While cleaning out the blue scrap bin, I even found the binding that I had made from the same fabric as the inner border.
Knowing that Jane is almost done, I pulled out the broken dishes stars and got two new spools of hand quilting thread. I had wanted to try pearl cotton with some big stitch quilting, but I couldn't find just the right combination of sizes and colors. I think that regular quilting will work better with the scale of the blocks on this one.
Finally, I will use today to catch up on my Leap Year quilt. I've chosen the fabrics and rough cut circle to hold the days toward the end of the week. Tuesday has stars from the state of the union. Friday has tiny buckets for all the rain. Saturday is a rocket ship for science and today I chose little ice skaters in winter coats for the cold front that moved in last night. Monday is a school holiday which means an extra day to sew! Looking forward to every minute of that! I'm linking up with Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday as well as Cynthia for Oh Scrap!