Well, it’s June already. Sometimes I wonder why I take the Christmas tree down every year. Do the months fly by for you as well? The good news is the vegetable garden is in and we’ve finally had some rain to make it grow. Spring is always a very busy time here. Lots of fast growing grass to cut and perennial beds to weed and re-organize before I just let them be.
Speaking of gardening. In my stash I had a jelly roll and a charm pack of Mary Englebreit’s Basket of Flowers fabrics. So with the help of my assistant, Ted we used a snowball pattern and put together a table topper.
We just kind of made up the pattern as we went along. It was fun incorporating the blocks into the border.
And for the first time we made a scrappy binding.
For the quilting Ted suggested mostly straight line with a free motion flower in the centre of each block. Great choice, Ted!
When we were all finished our topper Ted carefully picked out a box and we sent it off to our special friend, Linda in France for her birthday.
This past Saturday while DH was attending a guitar workshop in a nearby town I tagged along and checked out the thrift stores. Just look what I found! A 1992 43 oz. Fitz and Floyd teapot and cream and sugar set in excellent condition all for just $9.99. Does anyone happen to know the name of this pattern? I researched and found a “Fruit Fair” but the white is a basket weave not ‘ribbed’ like these are. DH says it looks like a knitted cozy is already on the teapot.
Thanks very much for stopping by and we hope to see you again soon,