I was playing with Barbra, putting her through her paces and used up a Jelly Roll that had been lurking in my stash for months. I cut the resulting strip sets up and sewed them into rail fence blocks.
Then I cut some sashing up from some lilac fabric and sewed them all together. I had a remnant of pale cream spot and a 1/2 yard of pink spotty fabric from my Marmalade collection.
Full frontal but this is too dark.
Time for a close up, how the colour is washed out, it is a bit darker than this.
A piano key border top and bottom on the back, just because I like it. I quilted this very lightly as the batting hangs onto the fabric, and I want it to be soft and squishy for Faith to roll around on and in it, she is only 16 months old.
I am very pleased with this and love it, even though it is not the pink that I envisaged. I knew halfway through that it would be for Faith, if I had the fabric to make it bigger I would have made it for us.
The sun is shining and every thing in the garden is glowing after the rain yesterday. I have apples to pick and the pear trees to check over, the berries will need to dry out for a bit longer before they can be picked.
I have a bunch of beetroot to deal with and garlic to sort out.
Reasons to be grateful.
1. A quilty gift ready to post.
2. Fresh warm air blowing through the cottage.
3. Bees and birds bustling around the garden, hurrying to "make hay while the sun shines".
4. A walk in the village lanes coming soon, with Ben of course.
5. A cupboard full of books emptied, dusted, books sorted and keepers returned.
I have a big bag of hardback books to donate to the library and 2 bags of paperbacks to take to the charity shop. Yes we could do a car boot and make a little money from them but sometimes it is better to "pay it forward" I use the library every week and it saves me oodles of money. The charity shop has given me some really good bargains over the years and I like to support it.
A cup of tea is waiting for me so. TTFN Pam