Saturday, May 28, 2016

Green Hexies and a Finish. One Button

I promised to show you another finish.  I am kind of embarrassed about this one.   Believe me when I tell you that this UFO was sitting around in my 'Things to Finish' bin for months.  And the only thing I had left to do was sew on a button.  Just ONE button.  It took me less than 5 minutes to finish it.  Why didn't I do that earlier?  Procrastination, I guess.  I'm good at that.

This is what I have been working on in the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  At first I didn't know how I would join these hexie flowers together, but now I have decided to applique them to a background fabric and join them together that way.  I will probably use a sashing, but I haven't figured that out yet.  I am hoping that a colour will present itself when I have them all appliqued.

We are having a hot and humid weekend.  This weather is crazy.  Only a couple of weeks ago we had night frost.  And today it is going to be 30C with a humidex of 40C.  Crazy, right?  Oh, well.  Enjoy it while it lasts, I guess.  Who knows, by next week it might freeze again.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

A Flimsy Finish

I found a UFO that was almost finished.  I had a couple of extra blocks and after I put them into the quilt I only had to make 2 more.  I think this is Bonnie Hunter's design, but I can't remember what it is called.  I started it a few years ago, at a time when everyone was making these.  If you know what it is called, please leave me a comment.  I couldn't get a photo of it by myself.  So I took it to my Tuesday morning group and they helped me hold it so I could get a picture.

Here is a close-up.

I have also finished another charity baby blanket.  This one will also go to the church where we meet for our quilting group.  I used the rest of a white ball, but it was not enough.  So I added a border or blue to it.  I like how it turned out.  It is from the 'Call the Midwife' pattern.

I have also started a new project.  These are little pneumonia prevention vests.  They will be sent to third world countries to keep babies warm at night.  It is cold in these places so the tiny babies need to be kept warm at night to give them a chance to stay healthy.  You can read more about them here.

And now a look at my garden a few days ago.  My cherry tree was in bloom.  It almost died a couple of winters ago when we had the ice storm.  The tree in my neighbour's yard dropped huge branches, covered in ice, onto my little cherry tree.  There was not much left of it by the end of that winter.  But now it looks fantastic!

I have one more thing to show you.  It's another UFO, but I can't take a photo right now.  My battery is dead.  I'll post it as soon as I can.