Aside from gardening activities, my Sunday was a relaxing day with plenty of time for sewing. I had the Quilt Shop redwork spread out on my work table, and so I sandwiched that for quilting.
But continuing on with yesterday's activities, the new block for the Posies quilt was released yesterday. Yay! I love working on these. Combining it with the RSC color of the month, aqua, I prepared my block for embroidery. I was reaching a little with this aqua fabric. It has aqua in it, but it's treading perilously close to blue. Oh well. I'm working from scraps, and so there you go.
All that was left was to add the borders, and August's block was finished. Such a fleeting moment of stitching joy. Now I have to wait all the way to September 1st for the next one.
From there, I did some more quilting on the Dream Big Panel. The outer reaches include oddly shaped petals, and I've reached the place where it's harder to discern the edges. I stitched this first one with a pretty simple design.
And unless I've missed something, everything else will take me to the selvage edge. There was enough room here to do some more McTavishing. I'm realizing I really like those closely spaced, echoing lines.
Now I'll just be filling in around the outer edges. There are some boundaries to the shapes, but they no longer resemble petals or leaves.
I'll keep working on this a little at a time. Now I'll just be making my way around the outer edges until it's all filled in. Then, it will be ready for binding. It occurs to me this piece will make a pretty table topper. I'll have to consult with Smitty who seems to have adopted the table toppers as his exclusive domain.
In other sewing, I've spent the morning hunting down copyright information (very confusing), and printing an image I'll use to make my next challenge quilt. I'll start there today with my sewing. I'm afraid you'll have to wait for the reveal on November 1st. Between now and then, I'll only be able to share peeks. Here's a hint though, and I'm curious what your answer would be. I'm often seeing the question, "What is the first newspaper headline you remember as a child?" Most people of my age answer with "the Kennedy assassination." I have answered that way too. But then, I realized my memory of newspaper headlines goes back farther than that (yes, I'm really, really, really old), and that's what I'll be doing for my quilt. How would you answer that question? Inquiring minds (especially Smitty) would like to know.