I had left it with just four panels done, ready to quilt. My favourite part is that orange Kaffe Fassett star! It's one of two I made a few years ago. The other was made into a mini for Preeti, Om the Sound of the Universe.
I love blue, as you well know. I particularly love turquoises and teals. Can you spot the word 'teal' quilted in the front top left of the box? I also love how Angela of so scrappy designed the box with a little handle on the front. And speaking of Angelas, I love that lining, a scrap from my 'Summer Breeze' quilt, which used Angela Walters' 'Drift' fabric.
Here is the bottom, which matches the handle.
I posted this on Instagram last night.
I quilted it with mainly a meander, but with two words: teal and turquoise, and some outlining of pinwheels, and ribbon candy here and there, just having fun.
|Can you spot 'turquoise'?|
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That is a temporary top. There is space for kitchen stools to go on two sides, so we can easily seat four. There is a ton more storage now! I placed my 'Burst of Spring' quilt, Tish's mystery last year, on top just to dress it up a bit while MacGyver is busy creating a proper wood top. We aren't sure whether we will keep the new one he is making or try to either match or coordinate granite with what we put on the countertops. Apparently it is no longer in stock where we bought it, but she was supposed to check warehouses and get back to me...
Since I started this post, I've been organizing my blue overflowing plastic bin to put the turquoise and teal scraps into this box.
That photo serves a second purpose: here is my double-Kallax IKEA hack cutting table today! I have only filled a few of the cubbies and drawers so far. On the opposite side I've left it all open as that is where the countertop will overhang. It is on rubber castors so I can move it around wherever/however I need to!
And another photo that makes me smile, something I, along with all of us, badly need to do today:
As of this morning the fitness gym where I teach yoga has shut. I'm so glad they are finally proactive. I am so glad our prime minister is acting with care and thought and listening to advice from medical and science professionals, and I hope all of us Canadians are listening to our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tam to stay home. Here is her message. If you still think this isn't that serious, then click this link.
On two happier notes, Open Culture is a site I have just learned about from Julie Nesrallah host of Tempo on CBC Music. It is a wealth of free information, videos, audio books, online courses, on and on. You may wish to check it out!
I myself plan to make some shorter videos of Yin yoga flows that I would normally be teaching, maybe eventually a one-hour one, just not sure about uploading larger videos to my YouTube channel. Stay tuned here and on Instagram, as I'll announce it there first.
Please please please stay home, inside, unless absolutely necessary to go out. Wash your hands. My good friend Danielle, who is a very experienced nurse, also a quilter, worked through the SARS crisis, and is now working in this pandemic, gave me this advice, "Sing happy birthday twice, Sandra, while you wash; get between your fingers, wash all the way up to your wrists, every single time you reenter your house if you been in public even if you hand-sanitized. Don't touch your face. Wear leather gloves even in the grocery store to remind yourself of that. Do not go to Tim Horton's, Starbucks, Second Cup, or any restaurants now. Do not even take your own tea in your own travel mug in public."
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