Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Granny's Flower Garden

It's almost 2 weeks since we arrived in England and the cooler temperatures have had a much needed and positive impact on productivity.

Today I finished up the main panel of my Hexy MF quilt, which I started almost exactly 1 year ago and I couldn't be happier. It started with lovely Jenelle's aqua, orange and grey charm swap fabrics and was then supplemented by kind donations from bloggy friends around the globe for which I am so grateful!

Before we left Marrakech, I threw the flower strips in to the suitcase half thinking that they would return in the same state but over the last couple of weeks, I sewed them together and here is granny's flower garden...in granny's flower garden! Now for the fun part - appliqueing the panel on to the background fabric and making some flowers and stems for the quilt border but that won't be until we are back home next month.

Yesterday, I caught up with some very late bee blocks. Back in June *gulp*, Katy asked for a paper-pieced feather block and a flying geese block using bright fabrics and colourless low volume fabrics. Back then I was ensconced on my course and then it got hot...very hot and well I pleaded for clemency and it was granted.  Now this is only my second attempt at paper-piecing and while I'm not saying my trusty friend, the seam ripper didn't make an appearance (or two) I'm fairly happy with them.

And well, while we've been here, there have been days out, sunshine and showers...ice creams, beaches, Saturday markets and playgrounds..oh and a little shopping of course.

Tomorrow we're off to Cornwall for a couple of days...cream teas?? Who mentioned cream teas?