I was able to find the black and white check fabric I've been searching for during the past couple of weeks. You wouldn't think it would have been so difficult to find what I thought would be a "staple" type of fabric. Rosie's Calico Cupboard had two different 1/4" checks. One sort of wavy and the other straight. I purchased enough of both to last for awhile. I think I'll be using the wavy check as it appears to give movement to the balloons. This project of my Mom's will be next after Kontinental is assembled.
I have a short week with Friday off and Wednesday's holiday makes it even nicer. Wish I could manage to have off Thursday, but that's just not in the cards. See what everyone else is doing via the links on Judy's Patchwork Times. Happy 4th of July week to everyone.