Two progress shots of the same quilt? No!
the top one is Merrill's, the bottom is mine.
Yesterday Merrill & Sabrina came over for a play date, but the moms ended up playing more than the kids!
Merrill started her diamond star about a month ago, not really sure if she was going to like it, but man, she got obsessed pretty quickly. :) So quickly that she started to get bored of her own scraps so we arranged a playdate for her to paw through my stash. I have been offering to share fabric since I found out she quilted when we met last year. I said, "come over, I have a lot of fabric.." But over the phone she politely hesitated that she didn't want to just take my fabrics. Haha! once we got cozy and gave the kids some toys, I brought over my bin of fat quarters for her to start with. After that she went through the drawer of "less than FQ" scraps, as I pulled brights from my shelves of yardage. Some point in the middle she got a bit overwhelmed and said she totally didn't feel bad about taking my fabric anymore, I clearly had enough to share.
Oh, and I was happy to do so! It was so nice to have another quilter in the house!
Even though she's blogless, Merrill said she'd join the quilt-along anyway. It really amazes me how many of my friends are spending their time piecing the same quilt as I am. Our playdate definitely renewed my interest in Travel Q#3, and I basted more diamonds this morning. Once my quilts are all ready for next week's quilt show, I'll try to spend a bit more time on this one. They grow fast if you let them..