I might try some fussy cutting later, but for now I'm happy using solid scraps from the HST quilt a few months ago
Some fab post arrived from the lovely Reene in Oregon, USA. She is making a Bow Tie quilt - she's making 700 (yes SEVEN HUNDRED) of these blocks, and is trying to make them all out of different fabrics
I sent her some charm squares and scraps that I had got fed up with trying to use, and she sent me these to add to my sweet sixteen blocks - I was delighted - ALL of them are new fabrics tome
She also sent me a barrette (translates to hair slide this side of the pond!) that her husband had made. It's really beautiful - made of modern dicroic glass (developed by NASA).
I had several attempts at photographing the slide in my hair, using mirrors . . .
But finally managed to get this
I did decide to have a go at quilting the Light House Quilt. Its been a very long time since I tried FMQ, so I had a practice, and was happy with it
And then had a go on the real thing - not so good :-( This isn't brown bobbin thread pulling through, its fluff from the brown fleece I have backed it with. I think I'm going to have to hand quit this one