Here's the next quilt finished. This is my SILs fair entry. She's a beginner.
I did a leafy feather design on the blocks.
A flower and leaf vine on the sashing and corner stones.
I did a version of the same on the outside border. I really like this design on sashing and cornerstones. I think it gives any quilt a bit of elegance even though the flowers are whimsical.
Here's a view of the quilting from the back. I used a grey thread instead of either red or black. Red would not show up well on the front and black seemed way to dark for the lighter areas. Grey worked out really nice for both sides.
Here's the stitching on the outside border.
Here's a view of the sashing and cornerstones from the back.
I spent a
day .... ummm.... three days cutting up bunches and bunches of t-shirt scraps. (left overs from making t-shirt quilts) I want to make some rag rugs as Christmas gifts this year. I decided it would be easiest if I had all the strips cut and ready to use.
I've also been working on making changes to my hints blog. I want to add more links to the pages. This required me to look through lots of blog posts, read the content, and make notes. I have over a thousand posts to read through. I've gotten through about 2 hundred so far. It's a good thing I don't have a deadline on doing that. I'd have to throw up my hands and surrender.
And.... if that wasn't enough busy work for me to do..... I also had to deal with meat eating ants. Scheese!
Those guys are so tiny I had to use the zoom lense on the camera to take a photo. They are about the size of the eye on machine needles.
Before I can cook anything I have to clean them all up. Then, often before I get my meals cooked, the little guys are back again looking for any greese popping onto the stove or any run away bits of meat. Those guys are strange creatures. They won't touch anything sweet but can be seen making a rush toward any spot of grease. I usually sprinkle the stove with ground cloves before I start cooking. This keeps them away until I've finished. It makes the stove look dirty but the house smells fantastic!