My goal for the weekend was to finish this baby quilt. Success on that front, although I still need to mark it for quilting and get it bin-basted. This is just a teaser, I'll wait and show the entire quilt when it's finished.
I did discover a new favorite fabric staple while making this quilt. Kona Snow from the Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton line, is a soft white that works perfectly with pastels. I had ordered a yard from an online site just to see if I liked it as a staple, and was very pleased with how it worked with the Hushabye fabric. Best of all, I can get it at my local Hancock Fabrics, so if I need it in a hurry I can get it right away!
Next up, I finished hand-quilting this mini quilt last night while enjoying a fire in the fireplace and some TV time with my DH. I took a quick pic outside this afternoon before attaching the binding. Hand-stitching the binding to the back of the quilt will be my project for tonight.
While I was outside I snapped a pic of one of my camellias, too. They're blooming a little late this year, but it's a joy to see them! The bushes are covered with buds, so I'm hoping for a nice, long stretch of blooms. Camellias are certainly associated with Southern culture, but a New Orleanian is more likely to associate them with the Camellia Grill!
If by chance I get the binding sewn down on the mini hearts quilt, I've got my Abundance quilt ready for hand-quilting. I should have plenty to stitch on during the season finale of Downton Abbey, right?
Be sure to drop by Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching to see more projects with a hands-on touch!