This past week, I played around with Latifah Saafir's Molehills pattern. In the package, there is a template for a full fan pattern along with strip templates. Since I'm using flannel for this baby quilt, I've opted for a full fan pattern.
I proceeded to print out the template sheets and followed the instructions to put them together. The template came out so big but I pushed along and cut out the required pieces (12) for a baby quilt. I tentatively put them together to see how they would look on a quilt. I felt that the fans are too big for the size that I'm making which is 36"x42". I went back to the templates, printed them out at 75% and put them together. This time the size of the fan are more manageable. I cut out 13 fan pieces and put them on design wall. I really like it better this time around.
|12 fans line up nicely|
I'm glad I made more progress than I was planing for. That means there's only one thing left to do; quilting it.
Summer came early in Southern Cal this year. We were in high 90's in the past couple weeks. I feel so sorry for my vegetable garden. This year I have more energy so I planted quite a few kinds. There are corns, kale, spinach, swiss chard besides the old favorites of tomatoes, beans and cucumbers. I'm doing a no-dig vegetable garden. We'll see how it grows. Cross my fingers!!
I am also experimenting with a propagation of Mulberry from a stem cutting from our neighbor's tree. It is a Pakistani mulberry which has much bigger fruits and they taste amazing. I used only a handful to make a mulberry syrup and had it with pancakes. They are heavenly!! I hope the propagation is a success.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.