Monday, May 18, 2020

It's Design Wall Monday in May--see more design walls on Judy's Small Quilts and Doll Quilts blog.

Off my design wall--and finished!  This is a charm pack Moda Love quilt--a free pattern, here.

Mostly Vintage Picnic charm pack fabrics.  I auditioned a number of choices but settled on this green print from stash for the binding.  Backing was pieced from stash too.

Last week was a hard one for this hunker-downer.  The pressure at work with telemedicine patients, new technology, crowded internet, training sessions/learning a new EHR, not being able to see my family or go anywhere--really got to me.  Shhh, don't tell, but...

I got a home manicure from my friend (we both wore masks the whole time). I had been wearing bandaids on two fingernails that continuously split for weeks and superglue before that.  I gave my friend the Love quilt...she was thrilled, loved the red in the center, her fave color.  The first Love quilt I made was for her daughter a few years ago.  My friend told me that she sees that quilt every time she Facetimes with her daughter living out of state, as it is always on her daughter's bed.  That makes me happy!

Over the weekend a lot more time was spent sewing on all the borders to the Summer Breeze quilt I showed earlier this month.  I tend to make borderless quilts but really liked the design for this one.

Pattern by Kim Brackett from her Scrap Basket Surprises book--she made hers of Robyn Pandolph prints.  It's a nice throw size and just the bit of cheerfulness I needed to finish up the weekend.   More quilts are being released from their boxes and totes.  I'm trying really hard not to start anything else new!


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

That's the HARDEST part: not starting anything new! I applaud your tenacity. Your mani is pretty, my nails look atrocious right now. I love that straight-line quilting!

Tanya said...

So pretty! I like the border on the Summer Breeze quilt. It really is perfect.

I wish I had pretty fingers like yours. Mine are stubby with tiny square fingernails. I try my hardest NOT to show them! No bright fingernail polish for me! My fingers are hiding!