Christine finished the binding on the quilt we made for a family affected by the tragedy in Nova Scotia a few short weeks ago. This quilt is ready to be packed up and mailed to the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild for distribution. The binding is a medium blue fabric with tiny daisies on it that I found in my stash. Christine has a clothes line in her backyard that doubles as a place to hang quilts for photo ops. We hope that this quilt brings comfort and peace. There is love in every stitch.
The next two finishes are gifts for special people in my life. Each block represents a memory I have of the recipients--retired farmers and quilters.
I hope these wall hangings will be enjoyed for years to come. They were custom quilted by Julie C. and she did a fantastic job!
I have made several quilts from my collection of 30's prints and still have enough for a couple more small projects. They have been put away for now.
I finished knitting another dish cloth this week--this one is rectangular in shape, rather than square as I cast on too many stitches initially and could not get another skein of yarn the same colour to make it square. It's still just as useful, even though it is not square! I started another simple dishcloth today.
Finn likes to lie on the back of the couch and look out the window. He keeps an eye on who is going by our house--lots of dog walkers and people riding bikes.
Earlier this week, the Modern Quilt Guild offered a webinar on string piecing taught by Sarah Bond. My swap partner in the Make a Mini, Make a Friend MQG swap in February mentioned that Sarah was one of her favourite quilt designers/teachers so I thought I should take her class to "meet" Sarah virtually. It was a fun class--I sewed my solid warm scraps as Sarah taught the class. She paper pieced her triangles but I don't like removing the papers so I used light weight non woven interfacing for my base for the triangles instead. Here are my first few triangles completed during the webinar using chain piecing.
I have a three bins of solid scraps--warm colours, cool colours and neutrals (white, cream, black, brown and gray). I did not even make a dent in my warm scraps! I have a plan for a project using these triangles...stay tuned. It might be finished by next weekend.
We had a heat wave this past week and the air conditioning had to be turned on. More flowers popped out this week including these thrifts:
these Icelandic poppies:
and the Bachelor Buttons.
I noticed that the chestnut flowers were out when I was out walking this week too.
One last close up of a block from one of the farm quilts--Local strawberries should be available this week in my area...I can't wait.
I will link up with Kathy and the Slow Sunday Stitchers in the morning. Thanks for stopping by and for commenting on my blog. It's fun to hear from people from near and far each week.