I’m behind on the Splendid Sampler project. Two weeks ago, the designer designed an applique piece. I was working on two applique blocks for the Dear Jane quilt and didn’t want to do another applique until they were done. The Dear Jane appliques are very small and took longer than I intended. The Dear Jane applique is finished. One block is quilted and ready for binding, The other is being quilted. I finally had time to work on the Splendid Sampler applique. It doesn’t have many pieces and worked up quickly.
When you applique birds, you can make a new species. It all depends on the fabrics that you use.
Last week’s Splendid Sampler block is paper pieced. I didn’t want to do that one either until I finished Dear Jane. There will be another block on Thursday so I have until then to catch up.
The weather was nice today. I worked in the garden in the early morning before it got hot. The garlic is planted. I picked parsley and sage to dry. The tomatoes in the round garden are mostly done so I took down the tomato cages and put them away. The tomatoes in the barrels in front of the garage are still producing. They are so tasty. I’ll miss them when the season is over.
Have a great day and happy quilting.