Yes, those are my tiny flying geese! The 1 pence coin gives you an idea of the scale of my tiny paper pieced geese. You see, I have a bag full of tiny fabric bits [you know, the bits that get cut off from making other blocks] and I just can't bear to throw any of it away, so I have been wanting to make something with the scraps. They were a lot of fun to make. A full reveal will happen soon!!
And here is the binding I'm using for this project:
I plan to do some dense quilting on it and have the thread ready but need to dig out some wadding. Thank goodness it is a 4 day weekend!
Last week some of the London Modern Quilt girls presented a secret quilt that we made for Annie, our President, at a British baby shower. I say 'Biritsh baby shower' because it was not wild and crazy like they are in Canada - this was a lovely calm and reserved event, and not a surprise!
I decided against having everyone put a balloon up their top, a coin between their knees to waddle over to a cup on the floor to drop the coin in (I think they call that the "Pee Game") so I went with the 'Guess the baby food flavour' instead. I'm pretty certain all the Brits in the room think I am crazy but never mind, Annie was a true sport and tasted some pretty gross jarred organic baby food! Here is a picture of Annie with the yummy quilt:
It was such a great group effort. I can tell you that at our monthly guild meetings, as soon as Annie left the room, people would whip blocks out and throw them at Charlotte and we'd all go quiet when Annie returned. It was hilarious - and she never caught on! Too funny! Charlotte did a fab job coordinating all of us who were in 'Project President' and then completing the quilt. Thanks lovely!
And on that note, happy sewing everyone!
P.S. Don't forget to put your clocks FORWARD tonight for those of you in the UK!
P.S.S. Thank you to Marjorie's Busy Corner for the bunny fabric, On the Trail Creations for the 'Let it Snow' pattern and The Noble Wife for the 'Quiltmakers Blocks' magazine. You are all so sweet - many thanks!!!