Well as you can see, the webs have all been joined up. I finished them last night, & now I will have to decide on what colour to use for the sashings.
Mary used green, & I rather like hers, but she has also used a more random scrap effect, & has put windmill blocks in the sashings. My limited maths wont allow me to calculate what size to cut those- I have to be honest! Maths is not my skill at all. I think there is some knack to working it out, but I haven't got the knack or the info that would give it to me.
Any suggestions for sashing colours??
I suppose I should audition some fabrics I have here. I have a feeling a dark colour would be good, to downplay the light.
We had Small Grandson here this morning for breakfast, & then took him off to Pre School. He gets such a kick out of playing with the scraps, & is thrilled when he recognises fabrics that I used in his quilts.
I feel rather sad that I hadnt discovered quilting while my parents were still alive. I would have particularly loved to make a quilt or quilts for my mother.
I have made other members of the family quilts, giving one to a beloved Aunt, & I have also made her a bag.
My daughter gave me the hint that SIL would love his own quilt, as he loves snuggling up in hers, & he once told her he thought the huge cushions I made for them, were the nicest things they owned! Daughter is a very good quilter herself, but she never seems to get time these days.
It is certainly a priveledge to be retired, & have my faculties, & be physically capable of sewing, & doing most other hobbies I have. And another benefit is to be able to spend time with people you like & love, as opposed to having to be at work perhaps with people you dont always want to spend time amongst.
GOM & I met a man this morning who told us of his wife's recent, post operative death, & it was a heartbreaking story. He seemed so lost without her, & couldnt believe she has gone. He said he is involved with his church, so I hope that gives him some solace. His son & grandchildren live in another State, & I think he is wondering if it would be a good idea to move to be with them, or stay with his network of friends here. It would be a very hard decision to make I would think.
We have had another beautiful day here, the sky is blue, & I sat out in the sun reading, really enjoying the warmth on my body. Nights are chilly, so it is lovely to snuggle down in bed, even if the dogs think they should have the lion's share! Leo walks carefully round GOM, but of course, he still wakes him up. Then he whimpers at me in the early morning to get up. It is lucky I like to get up early!