I made this photo frame quilt for D's friend as a birthday present. She has just re-decorated her bedroom in a lilac purpley/blue colour so I think this will look great on her wall. I reinforced the corner triangles with some medium weight fusible interfacing so they are nice and rigid. The photos hold well and there's just a smidgen of white showing around each 4"x6" photo like a little frame.
Now, onto my Fat Quarterly Quilt-Along! Yesterday I unrolled this gorgeous jelly roll to press all of the strips, trim the selvage edges off and prepare to cut, cut, cut!
I'd never see any Hunky Dory fabric on the bolt, and it's probably a good thing (for my wallet!). Wow, the soft grays/pink/aqua/yellow. Delicious. I can't wait to see this quilt come together! It's not too late to join us - all you need is one jelly roll! Just click thru with the button over there on my side bar--------->
Happy weekend everyone. We're heading up to Whistler to meet B at the finish line of the big Gran Fondo race tomorrow. He and 3999 of his lycra-clad brethren (and many sisters too, I'm sure) are riding 120 km from the Vancouver Art Gallery to Whistler village. Thanks to the BBC magazine we've learned a new term: MAMIL. Middle Aged Men in Lycra - referring to the mid-life crisis set who eschew fast cars for fast bicycles and fitness instead. I love it. B's not quite there age-wise, but he is no stranger to lycra, having raced both road and mountain bikes for almost 20 years. It will be a monumental event - it's the talk of the town as race organizers are actually closing an entire lane of the highway. The cyclists are pumped because the road is in top condition after being completely re-built for the Olympics. I'll let you know how it goes!