Today will be a long day at the longarm working on a beautiful Dresden Plate...hopefully I will complete the rest of the stitch-in-the-ditch today and get to play at the background fill tomorrow.
It would be nice to fit in a bit of prep-work for my Freefall Spring quilt-along. The cutting directions have been released this week.
I purchased the background fabric and focal fabric last Friday but still needed to poke through my stash for the leaf fabrics.
Didn't my eye rest on a stack of bright Shweshwe fat quarters stacked on a shelf and right away knew they would be so much fun to work into this quilt....
This quilt won't make too much of a dent in this group of fabrics, but if so I'll be able to replenish at Quilt Canada in June, as I'm pretty sure Celeste from Meerkat Shweshwe will have a booth there.
I'm moving right along, slowly, on the twenty orange peel blocks needed for the next border of my Midnight at the Oasis...
A friend of mine is doing the same quilt and she has quite a bit more of the quilt completed and it's looking fantastic. I wish now I'd taken a picture of hers the other day and asked her if I could share it here. I'll be sure to do that next time we see each other!
I am linking up today with Silly Mama Quilts for WIPs - Works in Progress and with Lorna for Let's Bee Social.
A couple of my friends traveled to Norwich on Monday to see Lorna's trunk show. I couldn't make it but that's ok as she is speaking at one of my guilds in June! I wish we were doing a workshop, too....I already know which of her patterns I want to purchase....I think!!
I am also linking up for the first time with Susan at Quilt Fabrication for Mid-week Makers!
Have a lovely quilty day!