I wish you could smell them, because they would make you happy.
Until I come up with something better, my old-fashioned lilac bush is the best place to hang little quilts for outdoor picture-taking. And when the lilacs are blooming, it's a double treat.
Sarah Jane Studios, supplemented with some orange I had in my piles of fabrics, plus the yellow with orange dots I found at Sharynn's Quilt Box in North Vernon.
I divided the main panel of children catching fireflies and inserted two rows of pinwheels, a la Stacy at freshly handmade -- such a great idea. I added some sashing, and a border of more pinwheels, because now that I have the great ruler I told you about earlier, these half square triangle blocks are much more fun.
And I'm doing a little better with my machine quilting.
After lots of reading, I realize that there are several keys to good machine quilting: a sharp new needle, good thread and correct tension. And practice.
I think I went a little overboard on this one, but things were going so well, and I just kept quilting. And quilting. And quilting.
I added a few little words:
Peace is on there somewhere, too.