On Wednesday we had a break from rain, cold, wind, gloom, etc. It was a lovely break. Since I’d finished up hand sewing the binding to the back of a baby quilt a few days prior, I thought that it would be a good day to wash it and then dry it on the line.
Here it is after I’d mowed the grass for the upteenth time already this spring:
I’d made a much larger quilt with these colors last year for my son’s house and family. This little quilt used up some of the remaining fabrics. I quilted it with white thread to blend in with the back. There’s an applique butterfly in the patchwork section and then I appliqued little fussy cut owl hexies around a border. The outer portions are machine quilted, the squares inside are hand-quilted with simple wavy lines…four or five to a square.
It was also my dog’s birthday that day. I have two dogs, and while I don’t know Jugsy’s birthday, having gotten him from the Humane Society, I do know Lily’s. Lily moved here from a neighbor’s home when they had to transfer to another state. Her *real* mama reminds me on Facebook when it is Lily’s birthday. So she had freshly mown grass to roll around in and as it happened, she had turkey and mashed potatoes too. I decided to cook a turkey breast in the crockpot as the price of lunchmeat has gotten ridiculous around here. The dogs were very happy with my decision.
Here is the larger quilt that I made last year. This was a tied quilt. My bed is queen-sized and I had the quilt on there for a few pictures prior to taking it to my son’s home where it would work nicely as a full sized comforter or twin spread.
It’s back to chilly weather and rain showers again :)