There's cheater fabric, and I suppose there's also a cheater mini. Like when you receive several baggies of quilt "parts" from a non-blogging quilter who decides to rid her stash of some extras. Sometimes a baggie can hold 23 feet worth of 1-1/2 inch finished HST blocks, another baggie might hold the beginning of a quilt plan cut short. That would be this mini.
Thursday, April 29, 2021
A really nice start, but since I had no particular ideas on how I might want to build on it, and it is a perfect table topper size I decided to just sandwich it after piecing a backing, and get some free motion quilting practice before working on the FMQ stencils on Younger than Springtime, seen in my last post.
This is the backing, pieced from four smaller pieces of a fallish batik.
Happy to be joining in Wendy's Monthly Mini Challenge at The Constant Quilter. I'll link to her post on Friday. Please have a look at other quilters' challenge quilts, the ones I've seen so far are wonderful!
It began raining hard late yesterday afternoon, subsided a bit overnight, but today has been a non-stop deluge. Hubby finally put the rain gauge out around 2:00 this afternoon and after a couple hours we are closing in on 2 inches. Hard to say what the total has been since last evening, but from the look of our back yard we are no longer in a drought locally. The photo appears a bit grainy since it was raining so hard, but the water has inundated the rear portion of our yard, the creek is well over its banks. Thankfully it "shouldn't" come much closer to the house as we are on a little rise. But the unfinished basement will see some water by tomorrow and the sump pump will be making itself useful once again.