This mini came about over the weekend from some interesting scraps on the cutting table, which looked like they wanted to be together in an abstract kind of way.
Nick seemed to like it when I gave it to him yesterday. He had requested something to eat lunch on at his desk.
I didn't think the gold embellished fabrics would be out of place at a bank, but if he gets tired of that side, he can flip it over. I discovered yesterday that he's the "plaid guy" at work, so I now have a better idea for version 2.0.
It is quilted in geometric shapes which sort of remind me of retro pendant lamps. I used a variegated Sulky thread on top and white Aurifil in the bobbin.
While shopping at Wally-World the other day, I noticed a sale bin in the aisle by the fabric department with bolts at two dollars a yard. I haven't bought much fabric from there in the past couple years, but two bucks a yard? I couldn't resist poking around. Wouldn't you know, I found a few fun prints to come home with me. Doesn't a snakeskin print binding sound fun?
The woman cutting my fabric was a quilter and gave me the name of a man nearby who does long-arm quilting since he retired as an engineer. She sends all her quilts to him and said he does beautiful work. Good to know!
A priority this week is to finish quilting the H2H donation quilt and get it sent off. I'm about two-thirds of the way done, and then it needs binding and a label.
Yesterday was the annual Memorial Day/Dad's Birthday Party cookout. It was overcast and cool (we could see our breath!), but we stayed cozy between the fire pit and the garage. Russ and Darrell entertained with a few tunes. I even learned a couple chords on Russ's mandolin. Always a good time!