After finishing the Colourful Crosspatch quilt, I wasn’t sure what I was going to work on next. The Summer Picnic Dish quilt won as it will grow quickly and I would love to see it finished before it’s too late to take pictures out on the roof garden. That gives me another month to six weeks to finish this one. I’ve decided to make it a lap quilt rather than a bed runner. The rings are fairly large, so I’m hoping it won’t take me long to get it to the size I want for the lap quilt.
There were a few arc/melon units already done, so those I added to a centre and now have another ring ready to add to the Summer Picnic Dish.
Then I made a couple more arc/melon units. This is fun to stitch with lots of continuous stitching putting the pieced arc together and then some nice gentle curved piecing when attaching the arc to the melon. Then it’s even more curved piecing when adding the arc/melon units to the centres.
I’m grading the seams as I go this time. I realized last night that I hadn’t graded all the seams in the portion of the Summer Picnic Dish that is already put together, so I’ll be spending a bit of time getting that done this weekend. And now I’m curious to see if I can stay as focused on getting this one finished as I was when finishing up the Colourful Crosspatch quilt.
“Alien ‘Ant Farm'”
After a busy morning watching the gardeners out on the roof garden, Baxter was having an afternoon snooze in his kitty tree.