I've had my nose to the stitching grindstone this bank holiday weekend
Well to be honest although it's not rained too much the weather really hasn't been that great so what's a girl to do but stitch
I'm acutely aware that my Miniature Booty quilt needs to be in the post by the end of August so I've been busy on that - almost completing the quilting
It does make it quite stiff being this heavily machine quilted but as it's meant to be a wall hanging or a table topper I think that won't matter too much
Just got a little more of the cream microstippling to do on the churndashes and it'll be ready to bind in a nice blue check
Nice to get another one on the finished list
However before I sat down to quilt this I remembered I'd intended to make a baby quilt for one of the teachers at work who will finish to go on maternity leave a couple of weeks into the new term.
No amount of quizzing her would glean any colour clues - all she could say was 'Oh just do something with your scraps'
Anyway I fancied something clean and fresh and citrussy - I think green and yellow always work for a new baby
It just needs a label on the back and it's done!
Finally my own Miniature Booty arrived from Jeanette - a lovely quilt, my favourite mini swap quilt so far - but then each one has held that place in my affections when I've received it. I love the combination of the deep purple and the teal
We have a fair amount of wall space in the stairwell in this house which will be perfect for hanging lots of my swap mini quilts - it gets very little natural light so they won't be likely to fade. However at present the artificial lighting isn't great either but yesterday Nigel bought a set of spotlights to boost up the lighting on the landing - once fitted they will give my new quilt wall a great display capacity. What a hero!
Right back to that cream stippling - I must be a glutton for punishment!