One of the things that got done on the weekend was finishing the little quilt I’m calling Meandering Minds. It’s 8″ x 10″ and is destined for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative. Hand pieced, machine quilted. I used the 2″ Drunkard’s Trail Inklingo collection to print the shapes on my fabrics. There is no way I could have done this quilt without Inklingo – the precise matching points Inklingo prints on the fabrics made it easy and such fun.
It looks so small on the wall with the larger pictures, so a bit of a close-up of it.
I used the Clover Wonder Clips when doing the binding on this. I’ve always liked stitching down the binding on a quilt but I really liked the fact that the thread doesn’t seem to want to catch on these clips, as it did on the clips I used to use.
I had saved a small piece from a Tuscany silk batt that was just perfect for this. I’m really curious about the Quilters Dream Orient batting made of bamboo, silk, cotton and Tencel. Has anyone used it? If you have, what did you think of it? I’m tempted to get a small one to try out.
All the photographs for the New York Beauty tutorial are done. Another thing on the list for the weekend accomplished. The third item, which was the red and white quilt, is not completed. It might be finished today. It’s going to be a while before this one gets quilted, so once I finish getting the borders on I’ve got to find a way to store it so that I don’t have to press it again and again.
Friday morning I was sitting at the computer when I noticed something out of the corner of my eye in the tree in front of our living room window. I said to Mr. Q.O. that there was something big and furry in the tree. He had a slightly different vantage point and could see the raccoon tail. I was fascinated watching the raccoon as it was there, moving only slightly as it slept through the day, and didn’t come down until it got dark. How did it get on the roof garden? I haven’t got a clue. But now we know what Baxter watches so intently out the window at night. Baxter did notice the raccoon in the tree and was watching it for quite some time Friday morning.
Today’s Baxtertoon is entitled “After the Storm”.
It’s still pretty warm here. Baxter knows how to stay cool – sprawl out on the couch.