My paper pieced tree blocks are completed. Now to choose sashing and border fabrics. I'm hoping to get to that today between Thanksgiving prep and real job. I only have to make two dishes for Thanksgiving, so I got off easy for the holiday. I will cook a turkey for my family this weekend. College Boy received a free one from his employer. I don't need much of an excuse to roast a turkey. It's one of my most favorite things to cook (and eat).
The paper carnage from the blocks. Tweezers and a straight pin are my weapons of choice. It only took one episode of "Snapped" to get the paper off four blocks. I think my television choice was appropriate. Ha!
My cousin Jimmy's wife wanted one of my quilts and I was happy to oblige. Meka is a high-spirited, hilarious girl and I thought this quilt would fit her personality. I bought the quilting, but the piecing and applique are all mine. The applique is a needle-turn fused technique. The fabric is "Woodstock" by Isadora Phoenix. This quilt was finished four years ago, so it really needed a home.
Check out my "pieced" backing. I guess I was a tad short there. I called it "Flower Power" when I first made it, so I suppose that name can stick. I might even make a label because it took me forever to hunt down the specifics. I started out making good notes about my quilts when I first began, but that didn't last long. Flower Power is in washer getting freshened up for gifting. I hope Meka likes it.