I’m not even sure what I did yesterday during the day. Nothing much apparently.
Last night I finished quilting the quilt I had mentioned a few days ago, and I’ve got some pictures to share:
The pattern is called Red Hot Leftovers
It was designed by the quilt store that used to be open in town (she just closed and went strictly online this past winter).
It’s a great quilt — I quilted the pattern sample, and a customer brought me this one to quilt for her:
Here are a couple of close-ups:
I started by stitching-in-the-ditch around all of the black and red pieces. Then, I just played around with a freehand feather design that would fill the background spaces. Everything is freehand.
I started piecing a quilt of my own from this pattern, but I don’t like it is as well as the red and white original or this red/black/white variation. Mine is completely scrappy, and I don’t think it is as successful graphically as these are. It’s a fun pattern, the block construction is a little unexpected. The pieced border is also a different twist.
Gratuitous shot of my children: they were inside all morning, playing GameCube or reading. I gave them the option of going outside here at home or going to the playground. They chose home. I told my husband they were outside and he suggested that I needed to go check and make sure they weren’t (a) climbing the kennel fence or (b) throwing rocks on the driveway. They were doing neither of these things. What they had done was snuck inside, grabbed their books and are sitting on the tree swing reading.
At least they are outside, right?