I had commented that the colors in my sisters quilt were sweet as candy but I had to laugh at how true it was when I set down a handful on the table next to it. The fabric line is "Love" is by Amy Butler so when I posted this photo on IG, the very clever Eileen @Luckycharm93635 commented "Amy Loves Kisses", ha ha. This is my April ALoF 2015 linky goal.
|Building the Backing|
Here's the pieced back - I sized the left over bars and alternated them with chunks of floral. The front has a lot going on and adorable polkadots (see last post) were just too busy so the pink that reads as a solid won out along with the wavy stripe that will be the binding.
|trim time - or not|
An interested conversation on IG with Linda @flourishingpalms reminded me that when I first started quilting I use to attach my binding and then trim after. There is more stability to it and an accurate trim from the stitch line but I've become impatient and like the feel of a "haircut" at this stage.
|View through the open door|
|Me & Anne|
|Tassles, my bunk quilt|
|Parts and Progress|
Finally - the long awaited quilt for my son is more than just a stack of fabric. I'll have to collect more light fabrics but I'm thrilled with the results so far. At first I wasn't sure if the directional was going to bother me but I like it up and down and side to side just fine.
|Block Mock up|
Happy Valley Conference Center does a wonderful job with local growers and with making things from scratch. The only thing wrong with the sorbet was that it melted in the sun the day we ate on the patio and that I couldn't take a gallon of it home with me.