I intended the next f.q. to have flaps,
but instead decided to see if I could make a zipper pocket.
The deep orange would work for a contrast in pocket since I used an orange zipper.
Added the prairie points and another strip of the light purple.
Then added the orange border around zipper block.
And some green strips along the side
to make it fit with the blocks I'd pieced.
The first bit of sun we've had in days!
Finished quilt after being washed twice.Need to press the rick rack down.
Zipper can be opened and closed.
Buttons, pompoms, prairie points, rick rack, and loops
can provide places for restless fingers
After washing the quilt the first time,
I didn't think the machine quilting was enough,
so I added more quilting by hand.
Not a lot, but some inside each of the charm squares.
It is time-consuming, but soothing.
I put in all of the previous quilts for a second wash.
Everything held up again,
So I assume all items are attached sufficiently.
Now, I need to take the next step.
I said I'd donate them when I had 8 done.
Guess it is time to see about that.
My own form of "fidgeting."
When I am stalled, for whatever reason,
I turn to free form embroidery.
It is relaxing, meditative, and comforting
to stitch without any plan, filling in blank spaces with color.
I will fill this little fella' up,
a bit at a time.
linking to My Quilt Infatuation and The Crafted Sparrow