I took a break from the Farmer's Wife project yesterday and finished up the blocks for my mini Bennington Schnibbles quilt. This will end up as a late summer/early fall table topper on my kitchen table. I am going to quilt it myself (deep breath, wish me luck), and can picture it already in my kitchen. Can't you see it? With my green pitcher full of small sunflowers?
Still have to sew the blocks together, but I am continuing to fool around with the block placement. There will be a piano key border added on. The fabric is Grand Finale by Sandy Gervais for Moda, and the pattern is in Carrie Nelson's sensational book Schnibbles Times Two.
Sure do miss my portable design wall. I wanted it so badly today, but have no idea what box it might be in. I did find a good sized piece of batting, which I laid on the concrete floor in my studio. It works for this small project, but will certainly not do for anything larger. That is so darn frustrating, not to know where anything is. I don't even have a clue where my pincushion is. This weekend, my husband and I are going to have Words. About exactly when the work is going to commence on the studio.
Today Sara is bringing Evangeline over for her first visit to my house! We plan to get back to work on our Farmer's Wife blocks. I have no idea how Ozzie is going to react to the baby. I am holding my breath that he doesn't freak out too much. Good grief, I had a fly swatter out yesterday and was clumsily trying to whack a big old fly and he became hysterical. He was barking and lunging at me like I was some sort of lunatic that needed to be restrained immediately. It is the FLY that is our Enemy you bone head, not me.
Hey, I discovered a very cool new (to me) blog today. Go check it out, say hey to Kristyne at Pretty By Hand. She pieces, she has an amazing color aesthetic, and she is learning to machine quilt (just like me), but is way better at it. Her style is breezy and fun and I think you might enjoy her. I sure do!