Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Working steadily

Monday I sandwiched a small throw made with a bundle of fat quarters and some additional fabric.  It has a springy French theme, quite a few raindrops, and gray tones, so I'm calling the quilt April Showers.  I like the linen look of the Moda Basicgrays; the tulips and bicycles seem very Dutch to me, except that there are baguettes sticking out of the basket.  I found the easy pattern called Summer Slice  by Cluck Cluck Sew in a magazine quite some time ago and saved it until I found the right fabric.

I've been quilting it fairly simply so far, using the walking foot and outlining features in the blocks.  My new Elna has a larger harp, which is great.  Now I'm almost ready to add some fancier lines and find my painters tape doesn't stick well anymore.  Guess it's too old.  Today I'm taking a friend shopping, so I'll get a new roll and maybe some "Contact" paper (recommended in a new book I got) to cut out some shapes.  We have overnight guests coming Saturday and I hope to be finished by then.  It's useful to have a deadline!