Today I got the 16-patches and X-blocks up on the design wall. It's all ready to be sewn together.
I was down to the nitty-gritty with the hand-dyed fabrics in the colors I wanted to use in the outer border blocks. Things seemed to be weighted toward the dark values, so for a little variety, I used a bit of a variegated batik in my stash to round things out.
Boy, I really like this quilt. It's going to be a little hard to part with it!
In order to make room for it on the design wall, I had to take down the improv quilt flimsy that was in that space. Since I had the backing and batting ready, I went ahead and pin basted it.
And now for some non-quilt related meandering...
There Can Be Only One
If you ever watched Highlander in the 1990s, you'll recognize that line. I watched Every.Single.Episode of the TV series. Not that I'm all that big a sci-fi fan, but I very much enjoyed Adrian Paul.
Especially in a kilt. Mercy.
So Norm went to Wizard World Comic Con this past weekend with instructions to get a photo of Adrian Paul, who was appearing there, if he saw him.
Now, he could have stood in line and paid $$ for a photo of or with Adrian Paul, but being the frugal man he is, he just obliged me from afar.
It's a little grainy, because, well, afar—but that's him there on the right!
And then he stood up and looked right toward Norm...almost like he may have sensed another Immortal (cue the slow-mo and sound effect)! Wait, is he reaching for his katana?
Thankfully, he just needed a stretch (and everyone kept their heads). Pretty exciting though!
Also, he saw the original Batmobile from the 1960s TV series. It was bought at auction in 2013 for $4.2 million. Holy hubcaps, Batman!