Aren't they just beautiful? These are not tulips, but lily pad flowers pulled from Echo Lake. Yes, it's legal. Why am I writing about this and not quilts?
OK, I'll write about my quilt adventures of late. I've been a little stalled getting started on a new quilt; I have 2 waiting on deck. But I have been working on my "Essence of Self" project for my applique group. I can't share a photo as the rules are: no one sees them before the grand unveiling in September. We will have to guess who is who! I am machine quilting this small wall hanging and after adding some detail stitching to the applique, I did not like the thread color contrast at all, and so I ripped all those stitches out yesterday. I sat on the deck and it wasn't so bad - kind of mindless. Once finished ripping, I took a pedal boat ride down the river, and there were so many wonderful water lilies. Not tulips.
My bug quilt (still unnamed) is off to my machine quilter Lisa Arndt - I am attempting to machine quilt small items, but I have sooooo far to go, that one had to go to the pro.