Freedom is much underrated. But today is Liberation Day and we have a bank holiday in Jersey to celebrate the liberation of the Island on 9 May 1945. There is a week full of activities, with the main focus being in Liberation Square today. On Sunday we are enjoying a picnic at a vineyard listening to jazz with friends Jane and Mike.
Early this morning I trimmed my Perkiomen quilt with the pink Ikea backing. I'd even moved my ruler and rotary cutter downstairs last night to be ready so I didn't disturb a sleeping daughter when I move around at silly o'clock. I then cut my binding from the leftovers making sure to cut it down the fabric to get a few peeks of the script. I'd usually just finger press the seam open and fold the binding as I go along, but Jojo pressed and rolled the binding she sent me for the Siblings Together quilt and it went on much more nicely and there's something satisfying about how it looks whilst it's waiting to be used.
May's bee mama at the FQR honey bee, gave us freedom to make flying geese blocks with the fabric she provided. I have been slowish to start this month. I like some constraints, this had too many choices. The one choice I made early on was to use 3D flying geese. It's a long time since I made these, so the first block is a simple block of four large geese so as to practise getting the measurements right
I don't have enough fabric for the geese to make another block of large units so I'm going to make some big and some small and play around with them to make a 12" block. Winging it is so not my style so I may be gone a while.