Blue makes me feel cool, just what I need these days. I've made progress on a couple of fronts this week. For a start, I completed construction of two blue houses. Would you believe an elephant can fit in a 6-inch square house? Well, somehow he squeezed in when my back was turned.
At the last.minute today I decided to make my blue Folded Box block. I did really careful trimming each piece to size and had a very easy time piecing it. Why didn't I think of that these last few months?
The major sewing project for the week, between the houses and the box, was binding my Summer Kaffe Fassett quilt. It took almost nine jelly roll strips to do the job. I used Bella strips in red. I really am sold on those Bella strips, which come in a junior roll of 20 strips. They have tiny pinking, so no fraying, and seem to fold and drape more easily,than other fabrics. I stitched it down on the front first. Then I did a zigzag on the back. Since the front border was such a mix of red tones, the occasional areas of zigzagging onto the border do not show at all.
Here is a really good pic of the lovely longarm quilting.
This next photo show binding, back and front.
And finally, here is my Summer quilt on my bed. Amazingly, for the first time in a year I slept eight hours straight. There's just something about sleeping under your own dream quilt!
I wish you all sweet summer dreams this week.
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