Just bouncing from project to project!
Patrick's Pinwheels was finished on St. Patrick's Day.
It spent most of the day in the clip for which it was made.
Very simple quilting for this--stitch in the ditch around the pinwheels, straight lines in the sashing, and some free motion swirls in the border, which you can almost barely see in the photo above.
I've spent a tiny bit of time hand quilting on the little Kim Diehl Porchside Garden quilt. I am outlining the applique and crosshatching the background. Then I will be machine quilting the borders.
You can see the slow progress much better from the back.
I made a little cake block for Temecula's Anniversary quilt. Did you make one?
Four more ornaments have been made from my Dad's shirts for family members with March birthdays. Two of them were sent off before I got a photo.
A couple more blocks have been quilted on the beast. This is definitely not a rush job. (Considering that this was for my youngest son's graduation from college and that was years ago, that is an understatement!)
My shoulder is whining about working on this, so I will only do a block or two at a time, and there are 30 blocks.
Quilters are so generous. I have been the beneficiary of the kindness of some sweet bloggers once again. I had commented on how much I loved a little quilt Sandi (kwiltnkats blog) made and when she was finished, she sent me the pattern. I am excited to make it!
Then Wendy (theconstantquilter blog) and Cyndi (busythimble blog) collaborated and sent a book my way that I
mentioned I was trying to resist buying. They were so right--it is "me". I love browsing through and have pulled out scraps to make one when my "to do" pile gets whittled down a little more.
Thank you so much, ladies!
I don't know if you have a Jo~Ann store near you, but I picked this up with my 60% off coupon on Thursday. It was the last one at my local store. I purchased clips and adhesive magnets and made a little quilt hanger out of it. Love the rustic look.
Maybe you recall that I had chosen "Be Kind" as my motto for 2017. Well, look at this wonderful panel I bought from my friend, Kris (lavenderquilts
blog). She vends at quilt shows and has an etsy shop (link on her
blog). Look at the upper left corner of this panel (or the center). How
perfect is that? I am going to make little wall hangings of a few of
these--and I bought a second panel to make a quilt, along with some of
the accompanying prints.
The panel is as tall as a full width of fabric.
is from a Deb Strain line named "Bee Creative", that is now out of
print. Deb has a new one called "Bee Inspired", but I like this one
better. If you like it, too, make mention in your comment and one lucky reader will win one of these panels!
A pretty random post, but that has been my week. : )
Until next time,