I have two finished quilts to share with you this week. They are both Rainbow Scrap Challenge finishes, the first from 2021 and the second one from 2022. This pattern is by Gudrun Erla from her "Quilts of Iceland" book. I used a turquoise Kona solid for the binding which co-ordinates nicely with the bicycles fabric on the back of the quilt.
I used my drunkard's path rulers and lots of my colourful scraps to make this circles quilt. I quilted in the ditch between each quarter circle block as well as a diagonal cross hatch through the circles. To finish the quilting, I added two rows of quilting around each circle. I used a blue solid for the binding. Finn assisted with sewing both bindings down by hand.
In my previous post, I showed pictures of my RSC blocks for February and March but did not have a picture of my pink scrappy blocks.
I was measuring out some rope for another rope basket and Finn decided to help.
I used some variegated thread that was given to me in a goodie bag at a quilt show years ago to sew this basket. It is a lot bigger than the ones I made at the retreat in the previous post. This one is 8.5" in diameter. The smaller ones were 4.5" in diameter. I like the way the variegated thread looks on the white rope.
I used a different variegated thread and some purple Kaffe scraps on this one.
My daughter has been working on her Ottawa cross stitch a bit over the last couple of weeks. More of the buildings are becoming recognizable. The green building at the bottom is the National Art Gallery.
I have been adding flowers and a couple of carrots to my Spring cross stitch picture. At this rate, it might even get finished in the Spring!
I was happy to see that my witch hazel bush was in bloom early this past week.
And then, on Friday, it snowed again. The only good thing about snow in March is that it melts quickly!
Finn is looking forward to warmer weather when he and I can sit outside and read a book in the sunshine.
I will link up with Kathy and the slow Sunday Stitchers in the morning. I will do a post early next week about my favourite quilts at QuiltCon.