What a blustery morning....feels like a good day for an extra cup of tea and a few extra stitches!
It always feels good to start a new quilt...am I right???
The final piecing of my Down the Rabbit Hole came just in time to begin this year's Sarah Fielke BOM...Simple Folk.
Sarah is actually offering two quilts this year, the second starts in a couple of months ( and I may even participate in that one, too! ).
Here is my first block of Simple Folk started...
The background is a bit deeper indigo in real life and there are hints of purple running through it.
The corners of the applique blocks will be "snowballed" and up to yesterday I was in a real quandary of what fabric would be best.
I was at Quilt Junction in Waterford on Saturday and walked through the shop with my block in hand and an open mind. Luckily I found something in a turquoise colour, not at all what I imagined at all. The next time you see this block it should have the corners on and it should look wonderful!
I'll be at the longarm today for just an hour to finish my Happy Days quilt. I think I have only about 20 minutes of quilting to do and then I will attach the binding while the quilt is still on the machine.
Along with sewing the binding down this week, I'll have to repair this...
...a little speck of blood. Why couldn't I have noticed this at the applique stage??? I can't believe I missed it. And look how close it is to the edge of the quilt....a half inch over and it would have been hidden by the binding! Oh well....it'll be all good in the end.
I'd better finish off now....as much as I'm trying to eat healthier, this morning I'm giving in to one of my husband's Scottish Fry-ups for breakfast....can we say "heart attack on a plate"? Nice to indulge, though, once in a blue moon....and we did have a blue moon this past week, right???
I don't know if ours will be exactly as pictured, but you get the idea. Square-cut sausage, black pudding, eggs, bacon, tattie scones, etc.
I am linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. I think it will be a nice day to visit with all the quilters who will be linking up their Slow Sunday Stitching today!
Have a wonderful Winter's day!