On Tuesday evening I went off with my friends for yet another walk in the Maidwell village area. We have done this walk a few times, but always come across another new footpath and my adventurous friend wanting to see where it leads. So this week we started off as normal on the footpath that leads from the village, did a little diversion, and for a little while no one seemed to know were we were headed. Unfortunately Northamptonshire don't seem to mark their footpaths or access areas very clearly, but my friends have a great sense of direction and we finally found ourselves back on a track that we knew. I am sure I have said it before, but I will say it again... the countryside is stunning!
The evening was not the clearest of evenings. but in the distance this purple field looked beautiful
|Swathes of purple beyond the corn fields|
|Just a hint of pink|
|Just a minute later...bit more pink|
|then more of the sky lighting up|
|Finally the whole sky was a mass of colour|
I have finally managed to get my 'quilt as you go' quilt finished. If you remember I had hand quilted a whole cloth and then added blocks around the edge to make it into a size that could be used. The whole cloth had been marked out in blue, so I had to wait for some good weather so I could wash out the marking...... the day came when I thought I could get it dry so in the bath it went, and surprisingly it fitted into the washing machine for a spin, then on the line to dry. I have added some 'yo yo's to the centre to bring in some of the colour from the blocks and love it. For the summer months it will sit happily on my bed.
|Unfortunately you can's see any of the true colours or the quilting|
The Mini Mania group this month took its pattern from here, with Felice giving her blessing. The 'show and tell' was at the end of the month, and this was my addition to the group.
|Started off with neat little piles|
|and spent happy hours hand sewing|
|then ended up with this little quilt|