|Charming Gulls, by Janet Clare|
|My first attempt, got 47 votes, and came in third.|
|57 votes, second place.|
|100 votes, a clear winner!|
So I'll guess I'll be appliqueing the white birds this evening! I also bought batting yesterday. I was out in Leuven on Friday evening, since the kids were at my in-laws. So we went to buy trekking shoes (the Azores in September!) and batting. I had to laugh at an article I read about choosing batting. When I go to my quilt store and ask for batting they hand me a bag of queen sized PolyDown, because that's the only batting they have. Yesterday that surprised me by asking what size I wanted: queen or king! I live in Belgium, where quilting is not a big thing like in the US, so my 'quilting store' is really just a tiny, stuffed shop which stocks quilting, sewing, knitting and embroidery supplies in one. Although it's not a specialized quilt store and the stock is very limited compared to what I see on the internet in the US, I still love it. It's like stepping into Aladdin's cave, with all the colors, and textures and sewing goodies. And when you see how tiny it is (about the size of my living room), you can't believe how they get verything in there AND know where to find it when you ask for it! So today I started on the sashing , I can't wait to start putting my top together!
|Blocks for the first row.|
|The top left block has sashing! The four blocks on the bottom right will find a home in one of the following rows, and the one on the bottom is a reject (too small)|
|Tallying the score for my Flying High blocks, and a Tiny Ticker Tape block I made for the sampler!|
And here is the final block, all finished and ready to join it's friends in the Splendid Sampler!
|In the basket, with my other finished, unsashed blocks.|