I recently realized I have a lot of bunnies. The print and plate were both yard sale finds.
I made these bunnies and quilt for my parents years ago. This is their guestroom bed.
My son and I took the dogs on a long walk yesterday morning. It was so reviving! The sun was out and the air was warm. My neighborhood is celebrating its 50th anniversary. It is a nice neighborhood to live in and we have an active civic association. We have a lot of original owners and people who grew up here and returned to live as adults. Some people buy here thinking of it as a starter home and never leave. We have a small shopping center, business park and library within walking distance. I always see someone I know when I stop in the Caribou Coffee Shop.
The path to the park is across the street from us and up a couple of houses.
I love it when the violets bloom in the grass.
Some fun lawn ornaments.
Hi, Squirrel Nutkin!
Love the redbuds.
Every neighborhood needs a pink flamingo.
Not much in the way of stitching done this week…
I basted the Shoofly for Japan top. (Vivian, does that pink fabric look familiar?). I had just enough of the blue and white backing fabric. It is Romantic Legacy by The International Quilt Study Center at the University of Nebraska for Free Spirit. I’m still thinking about how to quilt it. Most likely, I will do something in each block using a pattern exactly or inspired by those in Free-Motion Quilting Made Easy 186 designs from 8 simple shapes by Eva A. Larkin. This weekend is pretty free so I hope to get a good start on it.
I did a little mending on the colonial popcorn spread, watched Precision Piecing by Sally Collins on DVD and started reading Quiltmaking by Hand by Jinny Beyer.
And finally, last night I appliquéd one hexagon block. I changed my mind about using the black blanket stitch by machine – I’m going to keep going with the hand stitching. I now have 8 blocks appliquéd.
Have a great weekend and if it applies, spring break. Next week should be a quiet one for me. I’m looking forward to it.