To start the morning off, my friends and I did the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure - we completed the 5K walk. It was raining in Seattle, as it has every day for what seems like forever, but it was a warm day and we didn't get too wet.
That's Charlene on the left, me in the center and my BFF Cecilia, a breast cancer survivor, on the right. (Note: My mom reminded me that I neglected to mention my Grandma Lois was a 39-year breast cancer survivor. Believe me, I thought about Grandma many times yesterday.)
I got home around 1 p.m. and went straight to my tidy and inviting sewing room. I'm calling my current project Anna Elizabeth. I'm making Carrie Nelson's Elizabeth quilt and I'm using an older Moda collection from Blackbird Designs called Anna's Starry Nights. I've had these fabrics for ages, but when I saw a small version of this quilt using these fabrics in the Small Quilts magazine, I knew I'd finally found the perfect project for my Anna's Starry Nights.
I don't have any of the background fabrics from the collection, but I found a Lakehouse fabric with cursive writing on it. I'm having to take this slowly - one block at a time - because the background fabric is directional and I want to make sure the lines of writing are all parallel. They're not necessarily facing the same direction - some writing is upside down - but I decided not to be *that* finicky. So far I like the quilt. And it's really fun to piece.