Not content with the first squirrel
another one has appeared on the scene and I suspect
I shall soon be dealing with a dray of squirrels!
The latest addition is this
a pattern by Frankie and Ray.
It's been long on my list of 'want to make' quilts.
I had a pretty big box of scraps needing to be sorted into colour
families, I began by sorting them into warm and cool
then decided to go with a lucky dip approach to choosing the fabrics.
for the churn dash blocks
by closing my eyes and dipping once into each pile
and working with the two fabrics which came out, no fiddling trying to
find a better match etc.
So just five right now
|I did just manage to fussy cut this centre piece|
I think I got lucky because I'm really pleased with these.
I have four more patterns lined up to use more from my
many boxes of scraps during the weeks of lock down.
Working on one quilt each day is my plan.
I now have, or will have, a dray of squirrels. Some folks say a scurry
of squirrels but a scurry refers to a gathering and as they're fiercely territorial
this is a very rare happening, a dray consists of a
mother squirrel and her young. I'm going with a dray!
Sadly we all know about lock down, social distancing, staying home
going out only to the supermarket for groceries, pharmacy or medical appointments.
We can go for a walk around the block, ride the bike but really nothing
else, no visiting family or friends. I think we're all feeling
the strain and worry of these times.
However we did have a visitor join us at breakfast yesterday
munching on the long seed pods.
Today I found another little visitor
who then headed from the rose into the porch and eventually
into the house!
Got to head back to the dining table now - apple pie with cream - my favourite,
leaving you with the sunset from two days ago.
Keep safe, keep well and keep quilting!
See you all soon.