I'm also enjoying quilting the bowtie quilt. I'm doing parallel lines in the border area - I always thought they would be a pain to do, because of having to mark them. I know from experience that if parallel straight lines aren't parallel (or straight, or lines) they look terrible. BUT then I realised what that strange bit of metal in the bits and bobs drawer was for! It attaches to my walking foot and lines up with the line you just did! What a wonderful invention, I can't believe I didn't cotton on to this before. I'm going to be doing way more parallel lines now.
Sometimes I wish I was the kind of mother that uses the long weekend to take their children on long bushwalks with organic wholemeal snacks and educational flower-spotting. But I'm not. Saturday afternoon we all went to the mall, bought some lego and had afternoon tea at donut king. It was great.