I tried to resist, because life is so busy at this time of year...and I actually wanted to make the Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt!
I was nearly a week behind when I started making the Tiny Tree blocks in Temecula Quilt Co sew along. But one afternoon I carved out the time and got six blocks made in the one sitting - the unfinished blocks are 2 3/4" square. While I love little blocks I still struggle with getting them perfect. But this time I spray starched all my scraps then cut the pieces out...and hey presto it works -sewing perfect points was easy, so after years of chasing that elusive golden rule for perfection in mini quilts = starch!
I made the next three blocks...and remade the first block, because the contrast was terrible. Another few days flew by before I was able to sew again, and I was able to finish all the blocks. It is just so unrealistic to think I was going to be able to sew each day, but I got there!
I am still holding out hope I can do half the required blocks for Bonnies mystery quilt, but the biggest thing holding me back is the fabric. I have to dig deep in the stash and might need to change a few colours to line up with what I already have in my stash.
This is the wall hanging flimsy completed, there was some unpicking required and still unhappy about the side triangles! I had accepted its not going to be finished for Christmas, but definitely will be for next year LOL!
I was deadheading roses before the real heatwave hit and found a beautifully constructed nest in the middle of my standard rose - the one with the biggest thorns! Birds are so clever, but unfortunately it belongs to a blackbird, which are not native and not welcome in our garden. Still it is nice to see that our garden provides refugee to so many birds.
Happy quilting Sue.