I’ve been busy finding time to stitch away on my daughter’s birthday quilt, sitting at the machine for long hours. The extra leaf appliqué blocks have been cut out, fused, and machine appliquéd. You may remember that I miscalculated previously so had to get cracking and make some more. Luckily there was enough remaining green fabrics to trace a few more leaf shapes from, but I’m running low now.
With the remaining leaf blocks stitched, I then laid everything on our bed and you know how it goes, changed this block with that one until I was happy with the arrangement. The next step was to sew the blocks together in rows.
What to use as leaders and enders while I stitch all the blocks together? Then I had a brain wave – I know, I’ll stitch together some sashing for yet another UFO. That worked well, and now the lengths of sashing are all done for when I finally get around to piecing this particular quilt together. It’s a bit like two for the price of one. I’m quite pleased with the progress I’m making on my daughter’s quilt. Next step will be to add the borders.
As well as all this stitching, I recently made another batch of soup. Roasted pumpkin, kumara and onion, with added chunky bacon pieces and a touch of curry. So delicious, thick and wholesome, and served with a swirl of cream and chopped parsley. Roasting the vegetables certainly adds to the flavour - I do love home made soup for lunch!