#MSBHQAL – A Grandma Sparkles Finish
Grandma Sparkles and I have been busy, y’all! I know many of you are waiting on that Juki review, but I haven’t even had a chance to stop sewing long enough to think about it. Which, I guess is a great review itself — it’s going hardcore at 1600 stitches per minute. I did let off the pedal long enough to do some fabric shopping in Canberra, but other than that, we’ve been gettin’ our herringbone on!
I did the sewing, and Grandma Sparkles did the cutting and ironing. I’m totes downs for letting anyone else iron! After a few marathon sessions, we had this rainbow bright finished last night, and ready for it’s photo sesh this morning. Grandma Sparkles used a 1″ (0.5″ finished) sashing between the blocks, and then a 2.5″ (2″ finished) border around the outside edges. She’s going to take this back to Oklahoma to have long armed by her friend Judy. I’m actually thinking about having mine long armed too! Would y’all hate me? I’m still gonna be talking about quilting next week, but since this is my third #MSBHQAL quilt, I’m ready to let someone else tackle it!
Normally you find a photo and then use it for inspiration. Well, I found this pinwheel and thought GS’s #MSBHQAL quilt was total colorspiration for it! Grandma Sparkles is going to use Art Gallery Living Elements in Morning Blue for the backing and binding, which is gonna make it lu-lu-luscious! I’ve got her placing her first order with Intrepid Thread, so I may have just created a fabric buying monster!
Grandma Sparkles and I (+Mr. Sparkles, my MIL and my FIL) spent the day sailing around Sydney Harbour, and of course we had champagne! They were giving it out on board, but you know I had a few bottles in my purple backpack just in case. I never leave home without them! Cheers!
Completely random, but how lovely is this tulip from the Floriade festival in Canberra? I don’t usually go all sappy for flowers (florals), but I might post some more pictures tomorrow because they’re totally making me smile right now. Who doesn’t need more smiles in their life? 🙂
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