I'm pleased to say that my Makeshift Garden quilt is now finished.
The finished size is 41" x 41". I'm glad I 'found' enough fabric to add borders because I think they really frame the smaller pieces well. The same applies to the binding; I'm glad I only used the darker pieces of fabric.
But, I'm especially pleased to see this lovely Anni Downs fabric in a quilt instead of in my basket. That was my real motivation.
It's inspired me to make something with a pile of Noteworthy fabric by Sweetwater as well as a pile of School Days fabric by American Jane. At the moment, both of these fabrics are living in the same basket that Anni Downs' Love to Garden resided in.
Last time I mentioned that I've been thinking about floor mats and I've decided that the Noteworthy Fabric will be perfect. Will see how that transpires.
W for Wasted....
Really enjoyed this latest instalment ( W is for Wasted) of the Kinsey Millhone series by Sue Grafton. I can't tell you too much about the story without spoiling it so will have to just say there are a couple of different stories happening at once which come together in a suprising way. I'm pleased that the stories in this series haven't lost their interest as we march quickly towards the end of the alphabet.
In this novel there is an appearance of characters from Kinsey's past and it was like catching up with old friends and seeing what they've been up to. I keep wondering how much longer Henry and his siblings can last but at the same time dreading the day when they go. The same goes for Kinsey herself; I'm not sure what Sue Grafton has in mind for Z is for....? but I hope it's not 'bad'.
Until next time