First on deck: Blue Pineapples.
The top is pieced but not ironed. Ironing is so painful; I don't want to do the final press twice. This is an unfinished picture, but basically how it looks:
Too much white. Not redoing it, as it's meant to be a beach blanket, nothing fancy.
One of the two backings came:
The blue and white indigo ''shibori" dot was due the be shipped in March. I got a backorder notice, "We will ship this later." Well it is the second week of April, no word.
The binding looks okay but is not as graphic as I hoped and is an annoying 1/4'' too wide. Yes I knew it was 2 1/2" but now I am unhappy. Easier to cut it myself than trim and trim and trim.
I ordered the Kona color card for Cartwheels' red and cheddar. I will try one more time to better match the solids red and cheddar.\.
Reminding you of what this project is, antique blocks.
I got out every red and cheddar solid I own, but no.
Last I picked up these pretty star fabrics.
For Dawn's Early Light, by Jan Patek.
No clue when I will make this small quilt, for my Fourth of July backdoor, but the colors of the stars really spoke to me.
I finished a lot of heart sachets and other items; used the last pineapple block for a pillow top. More on that in a future post or in etsy.
On Easter morning I looked out and saw Easter Eggs hidden in the public shrubbery plantings under the ugly locust tree. I was very excited, I thought the Easter Bunny remembered me and Mo! But no, by the time we got out to look, the eggs are gone.
Later we saw a few outdoor egg hunts [my kids never understood the point]; one with parents and grandparents happily hovering as a young guy maybe about 14? six feet tall and rolling his eyes, hunted through Gramma's front yard for the eggs she had hidden. What a cute boy, such a good sport. The dad loved Mo, so I had stopped to let them visit at a distance. Not people I know, but it was nice to briefly share Easter greetings with others, masks and all.
Back to quilting, I am thinking of selling my quilts or foisting them off to friends. The closets are jam-packed.
Have a good week!
gone to the beach...