Still working on my happy flowers. I have the applique done on the blocks now and then I decided to sew a double zigzag around the blocks. It really needed it. That linen--it's definitely going to want to fray on me! I made the mistake of cutting out from behind the applique, which was fine for the cotton. Not so much for the linen though. I think I'd better fray check all those edges just to be sure before I continue on with the quilt.
After I put these blocks up on the wall and stared at them for a day or two, I made an executive decision to make five more blocks. Having too many square quilts just gets frustrating to me and it feels good to mix it up occasionally! So far I'm really enjoying these blocks, especially while I'm working on them. (Maybe I'll just keep on making them forever or until I run out of fabric? lol) It's only when I put them on the wall and view them in different light that I start to wonder. Hmm... You know, these colors could be just a wee bit tough to work with...
My oldest daughter--can't believe she's a senior.....
I wanted to throw in a quick picture of my daughter. She got the first session of her senior pictures done and as she was headed out the door, she turned around and grabbed one of my quilts for a prop--her idea! Guaranteed to make her momma love her pics, no matter what.*wink
Lovely, lovely fabric!
And then, yesterday this little stack of loveliness came in the mail! Ellen from Little Jewel Quilts sent it to me after I didn't win her giveaway awhile back! hehe Thank you Ellen! She wrote in her note that she hoped these fabrics were something I could use. Oh boy, can I ever! My brain is already spinning with ideas. Gotta love the kindness and generosity of the quilting community!