Do you see this sweet little block with the bunnies? It’s my favorite block in the whole quilt!
Well today it is. The whole block came from gifted scraps and that center green square sparkles with glitter!
I NEVER buy fabric with shiny metallic bits and effects in it – it’s just not where my tastes roll, but there is so much freedom when making a scrap quilt, you can truly break ALL of the rules, even your own, and get a huge case of the giggles by putting a bright and sparkling piece of fabric next to something softer, more formal, more stately and subdued, or even with a novelty print or two.
When the light hits this block just right, the glitter just winks at me and reminds me that even quilters love their bling sometimes – and it shows even in our fabrics!
I’m up early this morning, so I came down to finish the last two rows of quilting on the Box Kite quilt.
Off the machine!
Look at that fun quilting texture!
More fun fabric combos.
See my Canada Maple Leaf block? That was made with fabric gifted to me by my friend Brenda when we were in England together this August. So many fun memories!
I quilted this quilt with a maize/gold thread, using a pantograph called Plume. More info on yesterday’s post HERE.
My plan for binding!
I’m going to bind it with this black batik speckled with color.
When binding a quilt where the pieced border is the LAST border, I want to be sure not to cut off
any too many points in the process, so my binding needs to be 1/4” finished. I trim my quilt 1/4” from those triangle points, and then make my binding out of a 2” strip of fabric.
I like my bindings narrow, full and tight, and this ensures that I get the finish I want on this quilt.
But that will come much later today.
Right now, I need your prayers.
Sadie Jane is a bit under the weather.
I’m off to the vet today. Sadie has blood in her urine, yelps when jumping up or getting down, is having difficulty navigating stairs ((Because I think it hurts her to make any jarring movements)) and her mood is just a downer.
I’m hoping it is something as simple as a UTI or Kidney infection. But she is nearly 10.
Dogs don’t live NEARLY long enough. And it is so hard to watch her slow down and age before my eyes.
I keep telling myself to stop dreading the worst until I have all the facts, but I’m tearing eyed and heart heavy this morning and I’m taking her in.
I’ll let you know what I find out when I find out.