I'm late finishing up the bicycle. I procrastinated starting it - thinking that I would do something different - but - I'm pretty happy with it. A fun summery quilt after all. It is VERY "wonky" (I hate that word but it's the only good word for this) and might be missing a few parts but it is finito! It is counterintuitive but I will remember watching The Crown when I look back at this bicycle!
I have to say, as much as I love Jan Patek patterns..... I often come up against construction problems.... the flower pot section is too long....
So I shortened up the brown flowerpot and it all worked out:
One more section to go!
Lori has a link up on her blog Humble Quilts. Her sewalongs are great for helping us keeping on track and motivated. She has chosen another Patek pattern for next year - fall themed. I had already chosen another Patek pattern (the Winter Quilt) to do with two of my long-distance sisters in law.... so I'm not sure about the fall quilt, but it's tempting! For next year I definitely want to do Barbara Brackman's block of the month. Looking to simplify a bit.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! David and I were visiting family in London! Our middle daughter and son in law traveled with us. It was a lot of fun. We stayed with family and doing something so different took the sting out of being empty nesters! I only wish I'd taken more photos.
A trip to Liberty is a must, if only just for browsing:
On the way out at Heathrow, "Santa" might have done a little shopping at Cath Kidston, with a little guidance from "Mrs Santa". I wonder if English women 50+ years of age use these bags? Well, I don't need to know the answer to that question - this American woman just loves it! Oilcloth. Floral. Durable. Practical.
And a quick stayover in NYC before returning to Mass:
HOPE might be my theme for 2017!