I finally finished the top of the quilt I am going to teach at the Orange Blossom Guild. I haven't made a quilt this big in awhile (70 x 84). It is an original design so now I have to spend time making up the pattern. I call it "99 bottles of beer". It is made with 99 - 6 inch blocks. I actually would have made it a little bigger but I ran out of the light blue star fabric. I have seven blocks left. If I only had 4 - 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch pieces I could have made it one more row bigger. I did not have even a 1 inch square left. Besides I didn't really have any time left. I even mitered the borders. I hope it lays flat for Linda when she quilts it. I am not always good with borders.
I found two bead stores today. I forced myself out of the apartment and went shopping. The first bead store called "Beads & Other Stuff" was a friendly little store that I know I will spend more time at. The other store, though closer, was a little cold and not as friendly although it was a bigger store. It is nice to have a choice. Now if I can only find a quilt store!