While I had planned on spending Saturday quilting Caramel Blues, on Friday afternoon I got a text from my DH saying he had scheduled a carpet cleaning crew to come at 3 PM Saturday. Oh no! This of course meant doing a great deal of shifting things downstairs from up, inside to out in the garage, under beds to tops of dressers, and generally making a large mess everywhere. We always have done the moving of furniture and belongings ourselves, wanting the cleaners to concentrate on the floors, and not our stuff!
Though the two man crew did a good job on our ancient carpet (20+ years old), naturally the last room finished was my sewing room--at about 5 PM--which meant the carpet was far too damp even this morning to move back onto. With the doors and windows all open and nice sunny/breezy weather, eventually by mid day I could reassemble the room a bit, pushing the sewing desk back into place and setting up my cutting table so I could mark the remaining blocks.
All the caramel blocks now have their arcs and circles. Since this photo I've completed at least half of the stippling in the cream. It goes pretty quickly since the triangles are not that large (and I'm not a perfectionist!). The nine patch blocks are standing out just as I'd hoped. I checked my project box and I have the caramel binding already made, so I'm sure to meet my deadline of next Sunday at this rate. Unless DH decides to schedule something ELSE for next Saturday!
Remember the modern baby quilt I made a couple of months ago for a friend of DD Elaine? I was thrilled to learn from Elaine a while ago that the quilt was over the crib in their nursery--what a nice feeling that they liked it! The expectant couple chose not to learn the gender of their baby, and they had to wait a long time, as mama went over a week past her due date. But today they finally welcomed a son, whom they named Jude. Many congratulations to the new family!