While I am in the middle of a few projects with so much time away I wasn't feeling particularly invested in any one of them and they were sitting with a stack of UFOs so I stared at those for a while also. Last summer I'd pieced this top with Tula Pink Hushabye and started quilting it. I wasn't happy with the quilting design and ended up ripping some of it out before tossing it in the "maybe later" pile. Way back in May at the BMQG meeting the lovely Lia brought her Hushabye quilt. This was her very first attempt at FMQ and she invented a beautiful paisley design with hidden hearts. Her idea had been niggling around in the back of my mind and seemed like the perfect thing for quilting the owl stripes. I owe her a HUGE thank you for her inspiration!!!
So I stared at her Flickr photos for a while and then I practiced... and practiced... and practiced...
Luckily that LQS is still only 7 minutes away so in the morning I was able to zip back over and get another spool of thread to finish. It's so important to support our local businesses! I often find myself buying online because it's cheaper and delivered directly to my door but it's situations like this that remind me how lucky I am to have a brick and mortar store in my village.
I love how this came out! Now it just needs to be bound so I'll probably make yet another trip to my LQS tomorrow to choose a binding. I have enough of the brown raindrops but I'm still auditioning other options. I love binding quilts so I'm not worried this will return to the UFO pile for another year but it may have to wait for another rainy day.