There are no two ways about it - life can be tough. On the 9th May, my beloved Daisy, passed away suddenly. She was only 10 years old. Every day has been difficult and I haven't felt like sharing my sorrow with anyone. People have their own set of problems. She was a wonderful dog and companion.
I didn't use my sewing machine for six weeks, but have started hand piecing a quilt. The pattern is called the Hertfordshire quilt from Carolyn Konig's book. I think it is based on the Billings quilt. There are many more borders to add. I have made a start and think of Daisy as I stitch.
Last week I managed to complete the third block of the 2015 Quiltmania mystery quilt. I have found an easier way todo all the trapunto work. Hurrah!
The last couple of weeks have seen me back at my sewing machine. I have started quilting my son's quilt. He is a mariner, so I hope he will like it.
A lone star quilt is on my bucket list. I wanted to attempt a small lone star to see if I can cope with all those matching seams and points. I had some fabric I didn't much like so decided to use that. I even managed to practice some FMQ. I do, now, realise why it isn't a good idea to use white batting under black cloth. I have little fuzzies over the back of the piece. Lesson learned. I still don't like the fabric, but I think I can cope with the piecing.