Here is the second of the scrappy blues quilts (there is a tutorial on the Tutorials page if you'd like to make one). I finished the first one up at the eleventh hour in December to claim as a 2013 finish, and blogged about it here.
I had this one almost finished for ages, but I was totally over it, so it lay about waiting for the last borders. My boredom levels are low, and as this one was the second of the pair, I was fed up with working on it. Its now done!
This one is set with the centre strips going the opposite way to the previous one. I think on balance I prefer this setting.
I went up to a pretty little shop in McMasters Beach called Pieces to Treasure to see if I could find some backing for my "Summer Evening in a Garden Maze".
Since I was last there, Jenelle has added a new room, which has opened up the shop area, and allowed her to have a dedicated class area. Looks fabulous.
I found this lovely piece of fabric for the backing:
Its a wide back which surprised me, as I don't usually like them much. It is "Vin du Jour" by 3sisters for Moda, and compliments the quilt beautifully. I love the vines and leaves and birds on it, very fitting for the quilt. It is directional, so I had to buy 2 drops, and shock horror, that will mean left overs!! It won't be hard to find something else to use it in.
While there, I picked up these cuties.
They are going into a little tote I am making for Missy 7 who turns 8 on Sunday, and is designed to carry the new "grown up" bible we have bought her. Its mid-way in the construction process, so not much to show you yet. I had intended to use fabrics from stash, but these were so pretty, I couldn't resist them.
I got my machine back on Monday from its annual service. He has recorded the number of stitches I have done - 1.2 million since last February, and 3.8 million in total for 3 years. That's a lot of stitches bearing in mind that I have 3 other machines, all of which I use!
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.