Almost two years ago I made a start at a string quilt. I only got four blocks made and then I quit. But this week I have started over and actually finished! Yippee!
Isn't it pretty? I had some serious issues with it, but that was mainly due to my own
laziness uh, failure to press as well as I should have before beginning to quilt it. I have already cut more foundation squares, so yes - I will be making more of these. Millie told me way back then that I would love it when I finally made one and she was right!
Also, I decided to try using fleece as a backing. Isn't this geisha fleece unusual? Truthfully, I did not like the fleece for the backing. It was hard to quilt. I don't know if it was me, the machine or the fact that I did not use a batting and it was thinner than usual. I don't think I'll repeat that experiment. But. It did made a very nice quilt. There are way too many not-right-at-all places in this one for me to give it away, so it will just have to live here. Mr. Muddling is already envisioning the fights he and Miss Ru will have over it when the cold weather shows up here. (I am waiting patiently for cooler weather myself. I live in hope!)
This is me and my first born. Larry was born four days after my twenty-first birthday, and he's still the nicest birthday present I've ever received. We celebrated our joint birthdays last Sunday. Even though we live right here in the same (really big) town, we don't see each other nearly enough.
I hope you're enjoying your weekend!
Hugs and kisses,