This is the size of quilt I think I like, small enough to finish in one day, before I get bored with it, easy enough to handle for quilting. It's actually meant to be a placemat.
Yesterday was a pretty hectic day as we had friends for supper, so most of the day was spent cooking and preparing. So today I planned a 'me' day, a play day. One of our guests had remarked that the foot looked so pretty, 'like summer on a plate', and I woke up this morning with plans in my head. I knew I wanted to include a Dresden Plate, for obvious reasons, but the rest evolved as I was going along. And for once I'm not ashamed to show a close up of my quilting! I love my BSR foot, it makes it all so much easier. It's still not perfect, nor ever likely to be, but oh so much better than before. I've also been practising on small practice blocks, using ideas from Leah Day's 365 Days of Free Motion and I actually feel as if I'm getting the hang of it, at least on small samples. Goodness only knows what I'll be like on a full size quilt.
We've had yet another glorious day today, well glorious to look at it from the coolness of my sewing room, far too hot outside. And now, I'm off to water the garden and then we're going to a neighbour's for a barbecue. What a social whirl we've had this weekend!