First is Rotten Bananas
It even has a back
And a little 'un!
a perfect square of 36" sides. I started out with this as the back for the big quilt but once I got this far, I realised it was the ideal size for a stroller and stopped.
A middling downer is that I'll be doing the quilting (attaching the front, the batting in the middle and the back together) myself. I had planned to have it professionally quilted but all the long-arm quilters I contacted require the batting and backing to be 4" to 10" larger than the quilt front...on all sides! This didn't sound like a problem until I learnt I couldn't "just add on" the extra 4" all around because the seam being at the edge of my quilt would interfere with the long arm machine!
My only other option was to reduce the quilt top by 4"-10" on all sides. Not an option, really. Hence I'll be quilting this baby myself.
Sorta happy is that knitting is still occurring, intermittently: this is the "sorta" bit. Vanilla socks are still going and I'm working on a blanket for a dear friend too. Hmmm, when you knit for a friend's little one are you knitting for the friend or for the little one?
Major downer alert!
The weather! It has been downright horrid this past month! Rain, hail, low temperatures, strong winds - ghastly! But today? Today, dear friends, is 16 Celsius and sunny! I will be out walking.
Lately, I've been getting to grips with my not-so-new big girl camera - a valentine's present from S. On Saturday, we had friends over for lunch
and Simon (once again) showed me how to set the white balance - hopefully jumpstarting me on documenting.
MAJOR upper ahead!
And tomorrow is May. I am very excited about this. May will be good. May brings with it: two mini holidays, house guests, the monotone cross stitch along (with @mooncalfmakes and others on twitter) and gorgeous weather! I have every confidence in the weather being gorgeous because, frankly, it cannot possibly be worse!
And to start the week off here's another little upper.
Wishing you a good one folks.