What a wonderful weekend I had. The bad part was that DH didn’t enjoy it as much: bad cold. But Friday morning, leaving the ailing DH at home with the dogs and birds, I took off to Fairhope, AL and their spring arts and crafts show. This show has been going on for 58 years, is HUGE and “high end.” To let you know how big this show is, I walked, constantly, for 3 hours. I did buy glass earrings, a glass pendent, and painted overalls. Of course I saw bunches of things I would love to have but my credo is “if it has to be dusted it isn’t coming home with me” so I bought nothing else. But I had a great time looking at the abundant creativity that was on display. And the weather was perfect: 75, sunshine, and a light breeze.
At home Saturday I finished sewing the center and inner border of the Eleanor BOM. It will be coming off the wall now and I have begun working on the appliquéd borders. One down and three to go, stems only, and next I need to appliqué the flowers.
I have the stems done on the second side border, too. It is moving faster than I thought it would and part of that is that I am learning the correct steps in applying an appliqué border. That first border will show what I didn’t realize, or remember, but I am hoping that the next ones will show that I am paying better attention.
I have been collecting several online BOMs but this is the only one I have started
This BOM is from Moose on the Porch and the blocks are offered every other week. It is specifically planned to use a jelly roll. I am not a fan of jelly rolls but have had one for quite a while and this seemed like a good project for it. Here you can see blocks 1 and 2.
The jelly roll I have is Swanky from Moda and I am very pleased with the soft spring like look of these blocks.