So yesterday afternoon I got Jenny's Hexies on to the frame.
Not the best pic, but you get the idea.
As you can see I was using the clam shell template on the pattern perfect boards.
I had some issues, which Tony and I worked out is probably due to the small size of my machine.
So yesterday I walked away as I was getting frustrated.
I got back to it this morning.
The supervisor was present, so of course things went swimmingly.
And in no time at all....OK after a few hours, I was able to take it off the frame and get the binding on.
I didn't have quite enough of the grey spot for binding, but there was just enough of the green left to make up.
The backing is another sheet from my stash, a lovely soft grey with white shamrock leaves.
Here you can see the clam shells a little better.
Tony agreed to help out with the finished photo shoot and suggested we step outside.
It's very difficult to photograph low volume quilts.
Jenny's hexies will be going back to work.
For those who don't remember Jenny was a resident at my place of work. She was a very crafty lady. After she had passed away a staff member was helping her daughter to clear her room and they came across a bundle of precut pink and white hexies. Liza, the staff member thought of me and asked if she could pass them on. Jenny's daughter agreed. I added some more fabrics and hey presto a lap quilt was born.
I think it is destined to be the next raffle quilt.
Time then to find another quilt top to load in to the frame and practice some more.
Which top? And how to quilt it?
While we were outside, we watered the greenhouse and picked some fruit. On the way back inside I spied this lovely sunflower lying face down in the garden. I couldn't leave her there and ran for my secateurs.
And so that she would not be lonely I cut a few more flowers to keep her company.
Speaking of sun flowers....
Not the best picture, but you can see that the neighbours giants are still growing.
They have passed eight feet today.
Still not flowering, the buds are very tight.
Well, I'm off for a well deserved glass of vino.
How did your weekend go?
Mine was fantastic.