So, what's new this week??? Not much here, unless you count almost another quilt finish! It's all quilted and ready for binding. So. I have to say that the stippling went much, much better this time! For one thing, the fabrics I'm using are all 100% cotton. I do have to admit that I'm surprised at how poufy the quilting turned out though. And, alas - even though I pinned and repinned super tightly the back still got puckers! BAH! I think I'm still going to go with it though, even though it is going to be a gift......or should I not???
here's the front, I didn't take a picture of the back. I'm not done yet, but she knows I'm making it for her so I feel like it's okay to put a picture up? Sorry if I ruin any sort of surprise! Anyways, she said she is going to do purple, teal and brown for her baby's room. I found a pattern that I liked (and looked easy) in an old Fons and Porter magazine,
I made the squares an inch smaller and did my own thing for the borders, I did take the idea for the flying geese set in the outer border. I have been wanting to try flying geese for awhile now! As per norm, everything is from my stash (thanks Mom!) and all I had to buy was thread. I might have to buy some purple to do the binding because I don't know if I have anything suitable. We'll see.
It snowed last night and was snowing this morning a little bit. Everyone keeps getting all upset that it is Mid-March and still snowing, but frankly I'm getting used to it! Every year it stays cold until like June, so I'm not going to expect Spring until then. I am kind of excited that my tulips and daffodils have poked up though! And, it's snowed and frozen twice since they did and they still keep getting bigger so I think they are going to survive.
Next weekend is the Spring scrapbooking retreat! I'm very much looking forward to it! I have been sewing and quilting so much that it will be interesting to see what I come up with for scrapbooking! I think I might work on Florida pictures so I can imagine what it would be like to be warm again!