This is the way the quilting looks on the back before I added the sleeve. You don't see the colors from very far away.
A close up of the back.
I can scratch this project off the UFQ list.
What's next for hand quilting? Miss Jane of course.
I've lifted the edge of Jane up so you could see the stand underneath.
I like this frame so much better than a plain hoop. I'm so used to not having to hold the hoop. This way I can balance the frame in my lap and use both hands for quilting. I can sit straight in my chair and not lean over.
I also EPP'd the last 3 small flowers for the guild's relief sale quilt. I pressed them well, lightly sprayed with Niagara spray starch, pressed again and let them dry.
After they were completely dry, I removed the basting stitches. Now they're ready to be appliqued.
I took a picture of all 12 flowers and added the ruler so you could see their size. An individual flower measures under 3". Glad they're finished, now I'm going to start working on the larger flowers.
Linking to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, Oh Scrap, Bambi's Show & Tell Monday, Monday Making, Design Wall Monday, BOM's Away, Moving It Forward
I'm still enjoying the green grass and now I have a variety of flowers blooming.
I showed you these flowers several weeks ago but the lilies weren't blooming then.
A year ago I purchased a variety box of lily bulbs at Lowe's. Now they're starting to bloom. I didn't have any tall lilies before. This week I saw a hummingbird flitting around them.
The pink clementius ( I don't know if this is the correct spelling but spell check says it is) has been blooming for awhile. Just to the left of the clementius is a butterfly weed plant. It's just starting to turn color. The small irises in the front I grow for the foliage but they do have pretty light lavender flowers. They don't spread fast unlike their solid green relatives.
Here is another lily from the box.
Not as vibrant as the others but still a welcome sight.
The tall phlox in the west part of the flowerbed are taking over.
Here are 2 lilies peeking out of the phlox, I really need to thin out the phlox!
The daisies are also blooming along with this small phlox. This phlox has mutated into a very pale lavender color. As long as this one behaves, I'll leave it here.
This is clementius really old, probably close to 40 years.
End of flower tour.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!