From the Material Obsession book, I decided to try one of the patterns out for (another) college friend of mine who is expecting a baby girl. I picked the Fanciful Flowers design-- one they call "advanced".I really don't like doing applique by hand, and after one disaster of a practice block, alleviated my problem by machine stitching very close to the flowers' edges, and using a lightweight fusible interfacing for all of the flower parts and the back of the white. Here's a picture of the huge (18 1/2" square) blocks that I've made so far:What can I say, Butch is a good quilt model.
I didn't work at all on the Lotus quilt today; it's been raining and I really needed to work with some fun happy colors. This is a total stash/scrap quilt. Some Amy Butler, some Sandi Henderson, some of this and some of that.
In other news, here's what else has been happening at Park Ave.:
That's our new chandelier and our new "Midas Gold" faux tin ceiling. This is our foyer, directly above where I took the first picture. The crown molding isn't up in this picture, but it is in real life.