I made asterisks in different sizes, as well as some free-pieced stems and petals. I quilted it with a thick rayon metallic that was a b*$% to use with all the fraying. This was the second, and last, time I quilted with this wavy design.
I had intended to sew buttons in the centers of the flowers, but the quilt rejected them. So I used embroidery floss instead. If I'd made this a few years later I might have tried loads of different beads, but this was made before I started the beadiness. I think the buttons idea would work on a different kind of fabric, such as plaids.
A friend loaned me season 5 of Angel. I'd missed a few when I started out watching it on tv and then we had to go to London for my knee and that completely blew that. So I was able to pick up the ones I missed and then start back up again in the middle of the season. Woohoo. Some unexpected developments. I was so sucked in I stayed up until 2am last night watching. Completely unproductively watching - there was no quilting involved. Can't wait to start watching again today, but look, I posted first.
Went out to dinner with friends last night to a restaurant that serves pork. Pork. I had the smoked grilled pork chop - mmmm. They (my friends, not the pork chops) filled me in on how many people have gotten the horrible flu/virus nastiness that is spreading around and which my hubby and I so far have managed to not get (knock on wood). I knew there was a reason I was spending so much time locked away in my apartment.