I've had a lovely week playing with a gorgeous new range from Moda - Garden Party by Blackbird designs. A magazine commissioned a project using these lovely fabrics and I am thrilled with the way it has turned out.
There's quite a bit of hand quilting on it and as usual I have two sore index fingers. I really must go and buy some finger protectors as I just can't work with a thimble. All the paperwork is now done - instructions and templates take me for ever to prepare - so it's off to the Post Office tomorrow to send it on its way.
I used a Jelly Roll for the above project and of course there's heaps left over, so I have started making this:
Don't you just love the soft muted colours? The quality of the fabric is lovely to work with too. Of course I couldn't resist some applique:
Then I have a lovely bundle of fat quarters in the same range so I am dreaming of what I will make with them!
I've had my new glasses a few days and they are getting initiated, though I haven't tried any super-close work yet. They're multifocals which I've had for years but each pair is different and I've just about worked out where to look for all the different distances now.