I had a busy week in the sewing department this week. I quilted and bound this flannel baby quilt for our church Christmas Bazaar. The flannel wedges were cut from donated material and the back is a light blue minke, making this quilt very soft and cuddly. I quilted it with straight lines using my walking foot. I was worried that the minke might stretch and pucker a bit but it looks great--no puckers and nice and flat. I hand stitched the binding this week in the gazebo--my favourite place for hand stitching!
I played with my dark green scraps this week and "made fabric" for my drunkard's path blocks. I will cut out the white pieces and get these blocks done this weekend sometime.
I made two green selvage blocks and two gold selvage blocks as well this week. These are cut into HST's now and have joined the pile in the RSC project drawer. When I made my yellow selvage block, I did not have enough gold pieces, but now that the selvage bin is completely sorted, I found more gold selvages to make my blocks.
I bought some clear shoe box sized plastic bins and filled them with the selvages by colour. I have 17 bins of selvages, including one with flannel selvages and one with multicoloured selvages. This will make it much easier to use them. Having to dig through the giant mixed up bin was not motivating!
I did some knitting in the car and on the front porch this week...I am about 1/2 finished this baby wash cloth.
It's blooming season in the garden! We purchased some annuals for porch and patio pots yesterday and getting them planted is our job this weekend. The redbud is in bloom.
The bees are buzzing around the bleeding hearts.
There are several types of daffodils in bloom.
Finn is very happy to be back home with our daughter. He's a good car traveller! He is sporting a new bandana which makes him very dapper!