getting caught up..

Just a catch-up time, the last week or so here at Little Birdie. I don’t have any new projects to show, but just a few photos to show what has been occupying my time!
On my spider-web quilt which I finished a couple of months ago, I realised that I hadn’t added a hanging sleeve, so thought I better get on that:
sleeve
And also a label – I always spend too much time thinking of what to put on it!
label
Of course, then there is the lollypop quilt, which is in its final throes. The quilting is finished, so I have then tackled the trimming
trimming-lollipop
and making the binding for it. I decided to join together lots of lengths cut from the same bright fabrics used in the blocks. All joined together to make a length to fit around this huge 94″ square quilt.
binding-lollipop
The binding just has to be sewn on, and then I’ll have to put some thought into its label too!
binding2
And another thing I’be been working on is some drawing and watercolour painting – here is a sketch of our last roses from the garden before the bushes were pruned last week.
rose-sketch
I find sketching is good practise for really looking at things- at their proportions, their colour values in different light- and mixing paints to get the right hue also makes you really think about colour!
So, what have you been working on?!