Good thing I still like the fabric.
I used a couple of charm packs (5x5 inch squares of the complete line of fabric) and simply cut them in half and stacked them to make a Chinese Coin quilt. I'm pretty sure that's Kona snow as the background fabric. I used some of the leftovers on the back.
This is the first time using my free motion quilting foot. When I started to quilt this (over a year ago), my machine broke when I was about halfway done, and I never went back to it until last week. It was a good size for practicing free motion quilting at 55x55 inches.
I spent this past weekend with my daughter and we had a good time shopping and decorating her apartment. The weather was beautiful, and I had planned on taking pictures of my quilt out by the bay, but the Monterey Pro-Am golf tournament was going on at Pebble Beach and it was so busy, we had a hard time just navigating the city, never mind pulling over for a quick photo.
I did find a yarn shop, although I won't say anything more than it was pretty disappointing. I bought a beautiful hank of blue Malabrigo sock yarn, that seemed to mimic the colors of the ocean, so I didn't come away empty handed.
Now for some more yarn news.
I met a woman in the next town, who is raising 3 Alpacas, mostly to chew down the acres of grass on her property. She just got them sheared for the first time, and was offering to sell their fleece.
Now I'm off for a walk. I almost hate to post these next pictures, because so many of you are in the middle of a cold, snowy winter, but this is from my walk last week.
I know. I can't believe it either. No rain in sight and 62 degrees today.
Sending you all love and sunshine from California : )