I actually finished this quilt several days ago, but knowing that my mother was coming to visit I held it back (cunningly) so that I would have something to show over the weekend.
I have not been the most prolific quilter since I started about five years ago - but I am picking up pace. Of all the quilts I have made I have to say that this is one of my favourites - which is typical because it just came into being without any planning and only because I had so many scraps leftover from my fussy cut quilt. Be that as it is, I still love it -
I love the wonky mismatched blocks -
And I love the dragonflies on the back -
There is just something about this little blue quilt that makes me happy.
Have you ever made something, anything handmade - not just a quilt - and put your all into it and when it was all done looked at it and thought, 'Yuck!'? I have. More than once. That is why I am so pleased with myself when it goes right. Maybe, for me, it is just that it has taken me this long to reach a point that I am comfortable with my quilting and trusting my instincts more. Who knows, but I have more happy moments than yuck incidents these days - and that is so nice!
And now for something completely different. We had a volcanic eruption here today. Honestly! We did!
It involved two girls, paper mache, bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. Great stuff - because it worked. There was no parental involvement in this project at all other than to say helpful things like, 'Oi, that's my best cookie sheet you are using!', and, 'Do not use all of my bicarb of soda please.'
They said that next time they would remember to add dye to the mixture so that the 'lava' comes out red. There's going to be a next time? Oh!