I’very been reading along with the Zakka 2.0 sew-along hosted by Lindsey at LRStitched and Deb at A Quilter’s Table. The project which appealed most to me was the Diamond Patchwork placemats in Patchwork Please!, and I was thrilled to recently win a gift certificate to Knotted Thread which allowed me to purchase some Honey Honey.
I’m happy with it, although I had some construction difficulties. I pieced the diamonds freehand, which resulted in my strips being 12-5/8″ instead if 12″ long, with smaller seam allowances. I added a layer of white flannel (an old crib sheet) for some extra absorbency. I used this decorative stitch on my machine rather than rick rack, but it’s a little uneven.
Breakfast yesterday was a yogurt smoothie–blend 1/2 cup yogurt with 1/2 banana and fresh or frozen fruit, add milk to thin and sugar or liquid honey to taste.
Finally a gratuitous shot of my water lily in the backyard pond–usually closed due to shade by the time we arrive home on weekdays.
Linking up to Zakka 2.0 with Lindsey.