Yesterday we enjoyed church on the beach, on a beautiful, warm day. And we were joined by long-time friends visiting from other ends of California. Don't you love friendships that are so solid, time and distance don't matter?
|With Dave and Lynne Sweeton,|
and Dave and Dorrie Myers
I also managed to finish this little quilt before August ended. I love the imaginary constellations pictured on the dark blue and aqua fabrics: fox, snake charmer, horse, dolphin...
|Constellation Fabrics by Lizzie House|
I quilted it on my home sewing machine, and quilted different patterns in different areas of the quilt. Cross-hatching on the outer border, meanders on the dark blue square, straight lines on the aqua and the center star, petals on the black triangles, and a scroll pattern in the light yellow.
It was a relief to actually watch the washable marker disappear from the marked quilting lines when I washed the quilt, but anxiety-provoking when I saw how the quilt shrunk up unevenly in the differently quilted areas! While it was damp, I blocked it: I spread it out on the floor and pinned it in place to dry. Now it's nice and flat and square!
|Labyrinth pattern by Debby Maddy|
I'm linking up with Lily's Quilts to celebrate my finished quilt.
I'd love to hear from you! Leave me a comment, and tell me what I should name this little quilt!