Several different colors of borders were auditioned. Red, blue, dark blue, navy blue, black. Green looked like it fit the best. Red looked angry, the blues out of place, the black was too much contrast. Yes, there are two different green fabrics, after sewing the first border on someone suggested that I needed to extend the green so the background setting square floating in the first border, well, just didn't look odd!! Not enough of the first green so did my best to match them with another green from my stash. Then a border of the focus fabric. Thanks everyone for your help! See everyone's design wall at Patchwork Times.
I finished making all the blocks for Trail Mix.
The little pile in the lower left is what was left over from my cut pieces. I refolded all the civil war fabrics and put them back in the box. Neater, but not appreciably less!
I'm not much of a soup eater. But I did make this--
Peasant Soup!! Polska kielbasa, white beans, onions, and kale cooked in chicken stock. It was delicious and easy.
Last week's goals didn't do so well. Seven items, only two done.
- Piece a backing/ready a top for quilting
- Mt Hood blocks
- 30's blocks
- Machine sew binding on black/red quilt
- Summer at the Lake setting blocks
- Merry Go Round blocks
A favorite spring memory--the smell of fresh dirt! Do you have a special spring memory?