I got a yummy surprise from Bella and her Grandma Edwards this morning. They bought me these four beautiful fabrics. More beautiful paisleys, and the polka dots. Bella picked the polka dots, and they go beautifully with the paisleys.
I finished all the basic blocks for my Farmer's Market basket. Twenty-five tasty fruits, vegetables, and hazelnuts. The new fabrics I bought the other day are the bananas, carrots, and mixed berries. The rest include oranges, summer squash, blackberries, apples, plumbs, sliced cucumbers, olives, garlic, blueberries, and the list goes on. I did manage to get the borders on one block. All of them will have mixed borders made from the basket fabrics.
The most fun I had today was creating my own version of Sunbonnet Sue. Since I was in college, I have wanted to make Sue, but I never got around to it. This afternoon, I finally did it. I drew up a sketch, and tweaked it until it was what I wanted. Then, I dug through my new box of batiks and came up with fabric for her and for the background. Making Sue entailed several firsts for me. I did fusible applique for the first time. I then used the buttonhole stitch for decor. On the apron, I used a different decorative stitch. I really love how she turned out. She will become my next Alzheimer's art quilt.
I like the back almost as well.
Joyful quilting, everyone.
I have linked this post to Quiltstory Fabric Tuesday.