We took advantage of the nice weather and spent some time driving around the surrounding areas. We visited Baker Lake with low hanging clouds, but no rain. By the second day, the sky was blue. So we drove the mountain loop around Mt. Baker.
|Mt. Baker with clear skies|
The best is yet to come! The blackberries are getting nice and plump. I can't wait to pick ripe berries from the bushes! Yum! I'm already enjoying fresh cherries and raspberries from the markets...delicious!
On The Cutting Board
I basted the bunny wall hanging so it is ready to quilt. I'm trying to decide if I want to quilt it by hand or just do it on the machine. Tough decision...well, I'll get back to that one.
Oh, and I prefer the lighter fusible webbing: Steam-A-Seam. I did not have as much trouble getting the needle through the layers. It still makes the fabric stiff, but it does not make my needle as sticky as the Steam-A-Seam2 does.
During our rain break, I also pulled out one of my tubs filled with fabrics. I found just what I needed to add 16 more blocks to the True Lover's Knot quilt.
I'm about halfway through the materials, but my templates are starting to show wear and tear. The corners are starting to look rounded and the paper is pealing from the plastic template. Next time, I will make two sets of templates. I still need to make the off-white pieces as well.
Oh! and the little brass wheel - that is a 1/4 inch seam maker. I stick my pencil in the hole and roll the wheel around the outside of the template. This gives me a line to cut on without having to guess at my 1/4 inch seam. Nice and neat!