Striking while the iron is hot I have worked on my July Journal Quilt today (having been banned by G from visiting her, she said I have to rest. What's she like?!) and practised some more free machining.
The Applique/bonded flower arose out of a mini workshop at my Quilting group on Monday (thanks Frankie) and I used a fancy stitch on my machine to stitch round the larger flower and stems. The top was made up first backed with wadding and then I added the backing and free machine quilted with a meandering stitch with leaves and loops. I am quietly chuffed with my efforts, especially as I was beginning to despair of meeting the deadline at the end of the month. I still have one more to do by Bank Holiday weekend. The background and stems are my hand dyes and the flowers are batik.
DH is suffering today. He started with a yucky cold and cough yesterday so we both had a bad night. I left him to sleep this morning and had a quiet start to the day and then got on with the JQ. Fingers crossed he doesn't pass it on to me!