I must admit that going into the 7th week of being confined to the home front has begun to have me less and less in the sewing studio. Is too much of a good thing, not good? I have had to get a bit creative to get me interested in spending much time there.
I finally pulled out some fabric purchased in New Zealand on a trip there in February 2018, and added some light prints from my stash. I purchased a pattern, Sequoia Sampler Remix by Alex Anderson. Nice little 6" blocks. It is a bit of fun mixing and matching to add a block or two each day.
The piece is small, only 36 by 42 inches, and in the end will include some appliqué work.
Speaking of appliqué, with all this time on my hands I have finally decided to seriously work on perfecting my turned under edge appliqué prep. It has always been a struggle for me and since I have so much time on my hands it seemed a good time to master it at last.
I am using Floriani Stitch N Wash Fusible Water Soluble Tearaway and turning the edges over with glue sticks and using an old 2008 book by Barb Adams & Alma Allen of Blackbird Designs call When the Cold Wind Blows. Don't hold me to ever getting a quilt done, I'll start with baby steps like maybe one block done.
On the bright side I finished a long overdue UFO runner this week.
I quilted the Dresdens with a circular pattern and the background with straight stitching.
With the spring weather I spotted some pretty purple flowers in the herb planters. They turned out to be the chives going to seed. Never the less they are pretty.
As some of you might recall my daughter's duck hatched 13 little ducklings last week. Well it appears that motherhood seemed a bit hectic this week and she resorted to sending her brood over to the neighbors for a bit of a rest. She got tired of watching them, so sent them next door to Colonel Sanders to watch for a bit. They were just small enough to pop through the fence and he is a very good baby sitter.