My mood matches the buckets of rain that fell here for a good part of the afternoon. My darling grandson left today; as I type he is starting his downward descent back to his home in Alberta. :-(
We had a fabulous 8 days, however. Those memories will become less painful and more heart-warming once the grief of parting eases.
He LOVED his new Christmas quilt.
|Now it's a cape, Nana!|
I sewed a grand total of 10 minutes while they were here, and those 10 minutes were only when I was spending a little time with poor Bella, who was relegated to the basement the entire time due to his severe allergies to cats. Don't fret; this is her favourite place, so it wasn't too much of a hardship, really. Her new toy, the prize she won in the Pets on Quilts contest, arrived, so she had fun. I'd take a pic of her with it, but I cannot find it! She's batted it somewhere down there, but find it I will for a picture for sure. She loved it.
Here is how I am constructing the 4-patch border:
|Notes the many pink/mauve squares yet to be unpicked...|
I want a little zing of blue, a nod to the blue sky over a flower garden, as well as a little, well, zing, or punch, to the inside of the 4-patches. I intend this to be a 1/2" frame much like the one setting off the "fleurs" round. I did try three different fabrics. I'm thinking the bottom blue in the photo below:
I'd love to hear what you think! There is a soft blue in the mottled border, so this picks it up a little.
I'm linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesdays!