This is the second of three I said I would finish before I started on the drunkard's path. I had the middle part done long ago, but did not have enough of the fabrics I had started with to finish it as I had started it. Muddling. It will get you every time. Eventually I had the scathingly brilliant idea to sash it in red and add a piano key border. It works! Hallelujah.
An all over red, white and blue Mustang print is the backing with a solid red binding.
The colors aren't as true in this one as in the outdoor shots, but you can see it better. This one will be going to a one and half year old boy who has a brand new baby sister. Don't you think it will give him plenty to look at?
And yes, Bruno has once again worked so hard helping me that he had to take a nap. And yes again, I started the drunkard's path. Before I finished the third one in line. I know.
The first two vertical columns on the left are sewn. I had to make myself stop. They are going together really fast. The Go! cutter makes it easy. Except for when I make a mistake. The picture on the design wall to the left is one I took of the layout before I started sewing any of the blocks together. After getting the pieces mixed up - more than once - I decided it would be a good idea to print a picture of my layout so I could tell where they went!
There are a very few figs still getting ripe on the fig tree out in back and if you click on the picture above and enlarge it, you will see Marilyn stretching her neck to take another bite out of a ripe fig.
This is Lena and another of the Marilyns (I named all three of the yellow ones Marilyn) helping themselves to water from the rain barrel. I had turned it on to rinse out the compost bucket I keep on the kitchen counter after I had emptied it in the chicken yard this afternoon. Chickens pretty much do as they please around here.
My sweet teddy bear is wearing a hat my friend Sandy made for me. It is also an apron! Very clever. I do have the best friends!
We are having some wonderful weather right now. It's getting a bit cooler, not much, but it's still mighty nice! We don't have the huge shifts in the seasons that some of you have, but it's still good to feel a touch of Autumn in the air.
I hope you're having a good week with lots to see and do that makes you happy!
Hugs and kisses,