It is a gloomy, rainy day here, so we will have to settle for an inside shot. I have finished this one, and my two quilting friends and I will add a few more and they will all be donated.
There are so many fabrics in here that just make me smile. I hope they will do the same for those who use this quilt.
Here it is just after quilting and trimming. If you enlarge this photo, you will see that I just doodled all over with my longarm. It was fun, but not a professional effort by any means.
The backing is a simple red and green grid on cream and the binding is a green and white stripe.
This is my favorite view of freshly made quilts, after going through the washer and dryer, all crinkly and cuddly.
Since there was so much interest in my mult-colored egg laying chickens last time, I thought you might enjoy seeing some of their latest efforts. Aren't they pretty!
And yes, Lady is recovering nicely. That item on the left is a flexible Elizabethan collar, designed to keep dogs from biting parts of their body that have been medically treated. If you zoom in on it, you will note that she has done a bit of chewing on IT! You might also note that she is playing this invalid role to the hilt.
But look at that face. How could you resist spoiling her? Mr. Muddling surely can not! (I'm guilty, too.) We are both just so thankful that she is doing so well. And that it was not worse.
Of course, I started playing around on the design wall. I thought I wanted to make some of these blocks Wanda told about here. She gives a tutorial on making the blocks and several ways to use them. I wanted a simple project and I thought I would just put them together randomly.
But, no, I decided I wanted more of a zig and a zag running where you could see it. Still not right.
Yes. This is more like it. I've added those few missing blocks in now and done a little more rearranging, though I didn't get a photo, and I will probably get them all put together tonight. Then we'll see about some borders.
As I said earlier in this post, it is not a pretty day out there today, so I have been very glad I did not have to go out in it.
I have a friend who is in her late eighties. Her husband, a really sweet man, moved off to heaven and left her several years back. She told me once that she liked to tell people she was a kept woman. She did not work outside the home, but kept it always running to please her husband and care for their children. She said that her husband had "kept" her very well all those years! I like that.
I hope you are having a wonderful week and finding plenty to keep you happy.
Hugs and kisses,