Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sunday, fun-day

Ah, Sunday. The day of rest...NOT! I spent the morning cooking and cleaning. as well as doing some more laundry. We are expecting my sister and brother-in-law on Tuesday, so I baked a couple of loaves of banana nut bread while the laundry ran.
As soon as the weather cleared, Tim was out the door and digging in the rock garden. He spent the rest of the day out there planting shrubs and flowers. Happy man.

Molly and I went to the studio and I quilted the quilt I made last week for the homeless shelter . My guild in Blue Ridge asked for quilts for a shelter near by, so I decided the four patches I had made would be a good choice for a man's quilt. I used the free pattern from Mary Quilts blog. It is a double four patch design. I like how it turned out. I have enough four patches to make another quilt, but it will be a different design.
Here is the finished top

Don't you love these chickens?!

And how about the rabbit riding a turtle! And he has a whip!!

All quilted, with blue homespun binding

The backing is a nice manly plaid

Not to be forgotten, Tim did do some work yesterday while it rained...

This quilt is so cute! Nothing like a couple of cross-eyed zebras to make you smile.
The panto is called Bubbles. I'm digging the alphabet backing, too.

Later in the afternoon, I decided to start a project that has been on the back burner for a while. There are 9 blocks, but they all have fussy little pieces. I have decided to fuse and stitch instead of hand applique. I just don't have the time I need to do it justice by hand. Here is the first block, minus the feelers on the butterflies.

Butterflies and dragonflies

Block number two is frogs and water lilies. I have half of it done...ribbit, ribbit!

Looks like tomorrow will have some froggy fun!