Friday, 27 June 2014

Quilting, cooking and just enjoying

 The collaborative quilt Laura and I are making for Ste Marie aux Mines is almost finished now.

Now that the background quilting is in place there's only the birds to see to and the binding to add.

I've outlined the text with hand stitch and we've infilled with free motion quilting. What's interesting is looking to see if it's obvious who's quilted which bits. Hopefully we work in a similar fashion and it won't be obvious!

With Festival of Quilts looming, I'm adding to the pincushion mountain. Here's the latest additions with many still to come.

Meanwhile, summer has arrived and the raspberry canes are laden this year. I think this is going to be the best crop ever.

I'm picking every evening with far too many to eat fresh each day. Try as I might!!

Good job we like jam! If I make 3 or 4 jars every other day we'll have plenty to last all year.

The garden continues to provide pleasure each day. He who gardens thinks the stuff we get to eat is the most important aspect but I disagree. No matter how tasty the fruit and veg are, the flowers are also food for the soul!

Thanks for reading this today - I'll write again soon. Love Linda


  1. Even your fruit is as beautiful as your quilted items!

  2. Aren't raspberries a gorgeous colour!
    Love your quilt with the soft background colour, and your pin cushions look amazing all grouped together.

  3. What a treat for the eyes (and tastebuds)! I found a downy woodpecker in the garden yesterday and thought of your bird panels. The pin cushions are a delight. Our raspberries are in full swing here, too. Enjoy!

  4. I think I might just have to track down one of those pin-cushions; they look as delightful as your jam. My raspberries are only just in bud here...berries won't show up for a few weeks yet, and they're not mature enough to produce quantities for jam. I'm envious!