Happy Spring from Western Colorado! I know it is not officially spring, but our weather the last week has indicated it has definitely arrived--we have been in the mid-70's. It has been lovely and we have enjoyed it with grilling, being outside, and cruising with the top down.
It has been more of a challenge to stay in the sewing room with this fabulous weather. I did manage to finish quilting this Medallion Log Cabin. I made this top back in 2015 and then it has languished in the to be quilted pile...I pulled it out of the pile and made finishing it my OMG for March. I had actually been thinking about keeping this one for myself, but I have changed my mind. A beautiful third grader from one of my schools lost her short battle with stage 4 brain cancer on March 10th and I think I will donate it in her memory to Happy Chemo as part of the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2017 organized by Sarah:
Here is an up close picture of my quilting. I used the wavy stitch on my Pfaff and just used the medallion blocks as my guide. I actually created a tutorial for making these blocks and you can find it here: http://tanyaquiltsinco.blogspot.com/2015/01/scrappy-2015.html
Since I have fallen in love with minky as a backing, I backed it with this pearl grey minky. I did check with Happy Chemo and minky is fine for them. It is 54 inches square and would be perfect for bringing along during chemo treatments. I didn't mind snuggling under it last night and this morning as I stitched the binding down. Here is a link for other inspirational hand work:
Happy mail arrived yesterday. This large pile includes 60 fat quarters and 4 yards of white on white from Connecting Threads. I am collecting oranges for a couple of projects and I could not pass up some other fat quarter bundles that were less than a dollar per fat quarter. As a stash quilter, fabric bargains are essential for my stash to get replenished.
Carole posted the latest clue for the Scrap Dance Two Step Mystery and I am all done with my 4.5 inch half square triangles. Here is a link to that:
I am headed back into my sewing room to dig into another UFO--I have plenty to choose from. Have a great week!