Thanks to Elly, I have a name for the Farmer’s Delight quilt. Ferris Wheel seems to me to be the perfect name for this quilt. It makes me think of summer and movement and that’s definitely what a ferris wheel means to me. It reminds me of when the Canadian National Exhibition is open in August and all the rides on the midway, not that I go anywhere near them. The ferris wheel is probably as adventurous as I would ever get when it comes to rides.
It was amazingly quick work to put the blocks together into rows and then stitch the rows together. I started stitching them together on Friday evening and finished Saturday evening. All by hand. Although I had thought I’d join them by machine, I think it probably didn’t take me much longer to stitch by hand than it would have by machine.
I thought I had the perfect fabric for the backing, but it’s just a bit too short. All that’s left now is to do the final pressing, get the backing prepared, baste and start quilting it. I have the quilting planned and think it will go fairly quickly.
Over the weekend, I decided to give my blog a facelift. It’s a bit of a work in progress, but then I suppose a blog always is a work in progress. For now, I’ve started listing favourite quilt blogs on a separate page rather than in the sidebar.
This is possibly one of the most quirky pictures we have of Lester. I don’t know if it was the angle at which it was taken on Sunday or what, but there’s something about this one that I love. He looks like a much smaller cat than he is.
Smudge had just been sticking his head in the water bowl, which is how he seems to prefer to drink, and Mr. Q.O. got this shot. If you click on it to see the large picture, you can tell the fur on one side of his face is still wet.