Posted on | April 5, 2012 | 16 Comments
Seems my blogging is all over the place lately – quilting, spinning, hiking, I guess it reflects my activities and general lack of focus. Oh well. How about more quilting?!?
I finished this quilt top last weekend, it’s a birthday present for a little guy who routinely steals his mother’s quilt (that I also made). I measured it this morning with plans to go shopping for backing fabric at lunch but it was raining buckets so maybe tomorrow…
I never tire of the stained glass quilt top shots!
I finished that on Saturday and on Sunday was still itching to sew but couldn’t settle on a pattern. Just like knitting projects, there are so many quilts I want to make! I’ve been dreaming of a bright, sunny, springtime quilt and when I couldn’t decide what I wanted to make first, I did the right thing and pulled out a quilt top I started last year, got about 90% done with and then forgot about. I sewed together the blocks and now I have to find a little more fabric to bring it up to queen size, and of course, fabric for the back. Blurg. That’s always the non-fun part – the actual finishing. No pictures yet, though!
I do have pictures of these:
Little mug rugs, one for my daughter (the weirdly scientific creatures one) and one for my husband! Fussy cutting is so much fun! I need more fabric!
And the backs. I definitely need to work on my free motion quilting, also my corners.
Also – my arugula is pretty close to being harvest-ready!
I’m hoping to get a salad from it next week. I need to research how to remove leaves and still keep the plant growing, at least until the farmer’s market is in full swing. Gotta feed the habit!
Lastly – check out this salamander SB saw on his hiking trip last weekend!!!
It looks fake, doesn’t it?
I want to put it in my pocket.
See ya later, Sally!