Friday, March 20, 2020

A Quilt for the Bunny Bed

So. I've been playing with my toys again.
I decided Miss Bunny needed a quilt for her bed.
I sewed lots of one inch strips together, and added a backing.
And then for more fun I machine appliqued some pieces of a couple of different fabrics to the center.
I think she likes it.
Dinah, of course, is not terribly impressed with anything.
I am impressed with everything growing out in the back. The tomatoes are doing very well that I started from seed a while back. Matter of fact, some of them are in the garden which Mr. Muddling tilled up for me. I got two more blooms on a different Christmas cactus this week!
I am so thankful I feel more able to do things out in the yard this year. I missed it so much! There is something very therapeutic about playing in the dirt. For me, at least!
It seems the whole world is going through some trying times right now. I am thankful that I do not have to worry about any of it. Our wonderful God takes very good care of all of us. And maybe it would be a good time to get back in touch with Him if you've wandered away.
Hugs and kisses,

Monday, March 9, 2020

Rail Fence Baby Quilt

Another niece had a baby - a girl this time. Her colors are pink, purple and teal. This is the result, a rail fence with some Go! Cutter die cut animals appliqued on with multicolor thread. It IS colorful, isn't it!
The back is this sweet vintage look print surrounded by pink, which is also the binding fabric.
Here's a close up of the backing print. The required colors are all there, and it is sweet, too! Haven't heard yet, but we hope they like it.
Since we had no real freezing weather here this year, our Spring started off with a bang! I am loving every bit of it. That's Dinah there in the top row. She looks a little ominous, doesn't she? And it amazes me that our little Meyer lemon tree is loaded with flowers and still has lemons on it from last year! And the little greenhouse is coming in very useful. I have started lots of seeds.
Our daughter Mary graduated today from welders' dive school. So incredibly proud of her. Mr. Muddling was there in Charleston to see it happen!  Our son is keeping a close eye on me while Dad is gone.
I think we may get our garden planted soon. I am already looking forward to fresh veggies.
Now I am back to working on the third Sew Many Strips, a Quilt Along from American Patchwork and Quilting. Can you tell that I really like this pattern? This one will be going to our daughter Mary - the underwater welder -  whenever I finish it.
I do hope there are exciting and challenging things (in a good way) going on in your world!
Hugs and kisses,