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May 08

Very Brief Update

IMG_3910 IMG_3912I must confess that I had nothing to do with the creation of this little snail. Carolyn knitted crocheted him. Isn’t he adorable? She brought him to coffee one day and I took pictures so I could share him with you. The colors might not be quite what one wants sitting on an orange table though.

IMG_3927I finished Block 12 of the 2011 FQS Designer Mystery BOM. Once I assemble the 2012 FQS Designer Mystery BOM (seen below on the design wall), I will get busy assembling this one. There’s no hurry. I haven’t even decided yet whether I will quilt it myself or send it out. IMG_3836

We watched our granddog, Benson, who didn’t seem to trust that Mom and Dad were actually going to come back. He is part Basset Hound and part Beagle (which my daughter tells me they call a Bagel Hound) and the Basset Hound part makes his barking and howling sound particularly mournful, even when he’s barking with joy because Mom and Dad did come home!IMG_3916I spent some time reading in my favorite room, my sunroom. I’ve been reading more than usual because suddenly all the books that I reserved at the library seem to be coming in at once. So stressful!IMG_3917

I sewed the front of the binding onto the hearts quilt and got a pucker. I was using The Binding Tool. I’ve never yet managed to put one on without a pucker when using that tool. Sandy from Quilting for the Rest of Us recommended the Fons & Porter Binding Tool so I ordered it from Amazon. It will be ready for the next binding. Jackie from Sew Excited Quilts has a binding tutorial that she posted on Friday.  IMG_3918You may have also noticed that the hearts quilt got a light yellow flat folded piping. Once I finish hand sewing the binding to the back and wash the quilt, I’ll post pictures of the whole thing. I confess that there are a couple of problems with this quilt, but I made it for me and I’ll enjoy it!

This evening once we got home, I worked on cutting HSTs for the Twilter Birds in the Air Block exchange. I still have plenty of cutting to do before I can start sewing them.

What have you been up to?

Quilt on!

 

2 comments

  1. sandydh

    That snail really is adorable, even with the orange background. Love your colors on the BOMs! I hope the F&P binding tool works for you!

  2. Jaye

    I am so thrilled with your progress on the 2012 FQS Designer Mystery BOM and the other BOMs! Great work!

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