I have been sewing up a storm over the past few days. All that inspiration from the quilt show has finally prompted me into action. I actually finished my first quilt top a week or so ago. It turned out pretty nicely I think. I talked to a few quilters at the show but I have not picked out a backing yet- so finishing it up has been moved to the back burner. Here is the front though –
Because I just saw a picture of this quilt I had to make up the pattern myself. I naturally didn’t get it exactly right – as I forgot to add the seam allowance around the outside of the pieced blocks – and I didn’t realize this until many of them were already done. Ugh! Whatever, I am not the perfectionist that I should be. I did not piece the border either. Mostly because I was running out of steam on this project and wanted to get on to other endeavors.
Speaking of which, I am about halfway done on the Finglas Farm redwork quilt top for Double Pa. Here is progress so far –
I started doodling around with free motion quilting on some practice blocks which I intend to use for lunchtime placemats –
All in all, a very productive few days. Now off to get the leeks planted. I just received all of my planting trays and my pop-up cold frame in the mail! Can’t wait to dig in the dirt! Especially since it is supposed to be almost 70 degrees here today. Weird. DoublePa is out plowing up his beds today…maybe a little wet but, hey, fun in the field is good therapy after a long (?) winter.