April hasn't been exactly the greatest of months... the "necessity" fabric package from Fabricworm here, the "need it to finish" fabric for the butterfly quilt... and the "look we're driving past" fabric from the weekend.
But on a positive note, I've just finished the machine part of the binding of TWO quilts! Woot!
First up, The Butterfly Baby Quilt. Free pattern from Cloud 9 fabrics. Fabric
The meander quilting was done with a white Aurifil 50wt thread. The meander pattern helps to hide all those pesky seams and perfect for a quilt that will get lots of washing and love - I won't ever have to worry about any seams coming apart on this one.
Second up, The Reunion Playground quilt... pattern by Camille Roskelley, with additional blocks to make it queen sized. Grey background Spotlight Homespun, Red binding fabric... Moda Bella Solids.
And once again, Aurifil thread comes to the rescue... mid grey this time in an orange peel pattern across the blocks. I absolutely love the secondary pattern, and even though it's not a tiny pattern... you still get lots of quilty texture. This quilt was on the WIP list... and I think that makes 4 quilts hitting the finished** list so far this year.
Now about that fabric. We headed down to Auckland on Saturday without our children! It was bliss... so quiet. As we whizzed through Kaiwaka, The Apple Basket patchwork shop just happened to have it's open sign out, and these fabrics just happened to jump into my bag (well, after paying for them of course).
And check out this button! No idea what I'm going to do with it... but I love it!
Won't it be interesting to see what May brings?
Also linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.
** Finished in the broad sense of the word... hand stitching of the binding still required :0)