This is the first sandwich done for the latest batch of little quilts, and I was glad of the opportunity to use the blue gingham print for the backing. It is the first time I have used it, and this is the perfect top to go with it. For ages I have wanted to do a quilt with mainly spots, stripes and checks, and with this colour combination it gives a lovely fresh, clean, uncomplicated look. I have already chosen the binding, and am looking forward to getting it all done.
Meanwhile, I am still working like a Trojan at the allotment. We have had rain, at long last, after an exceptionally dry April, so from now on everything is going to grow really quickly. The asparagus season has started, and I cooked the first of the crop earlier this week - too delicious for words. It was cooked about two hours after it was cut, and the flavour was exquisite. As for the potatoes, they have all come up, and should keep us stocked up from late summer until about Christmas.
Here goes for Week 329:-
Many thanks to Andrée for linking up last week with her A to Z challenge, which included her strings quilt. If you haven't seen her blog post yet, nip over now and see more.
If you have no free motion quilting to show, feel free to link up and show any project you like. Here are the usual rules, but feel free to ignore them. To keep the original emphasis, however, preference will be given to free motion quilting when featuring projects from the previous week.
If you love free motion quilting, whether you are a beginner just taking the plunge, or you have reached the stage where you can do ostrich feathers with your eyes shut and still achieve perfect symmetry, then please link up.
Remember, FMQ is FMQ, whether your machine was made last week, or it is older than your granny.
Here are the very easy and slightly elastic rules:-
1. Link up with any recent post, ideally from the last week but within the last month, which features a free motion quilting project, whether it is a work in progress or a finish.
2. Link back to this post in your own post.
3. Visit as many of the other participants as possible and say hello in the comments box.
4. The link up will remain open for five days, from midnight to midnight GMT for the long weekend, Friday to Tuesday.
So far quilters from the USA, England, Wales, Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, New Zealand, France, Macau, Russia, Ireland, Brazil and Sweden have taken part. The
first participant from each new country will get a special mention the following week.