This month I made a sweet doll quilt, from the "Esse and Ayla" doll quilt in this beautiful book by Susan Smith:
I used some of the leftovers from Charlotte's baby quilt and my "Soft Quilt for Hard Times" as well as bits from the 2 1/2" squares bin. Hand quilted it and bound it with some leftover fabric from last month's mini.
On a cloudy day, hard to get a photo - this is real life - foyer not staged;).
Pinning it here for a photo gave me the thought that I could use this wall near my machine as a design wall.... mmmm maybe. We aren't really supposed to put anything on the walls. But, the interior walls are paper thin and it's easy to just use a pin or an old machine needle, which won't mar the wall paper.
The other day David had two days off work and one of those days, we beat the rain, just barely, and ventured out to Hibiya Park - it was a short train ride away. Socially distant the whole time - train and stations nearly empty, wore masks, didn't touch a THING. It's the first time we've been on a train together since February.
Hibiya Park is the first Western style park in Japan, created in 1903 in the style of a "thickly treed" German park:
Benches all but empty....
In Tokyo you never know what you'll find - this monument shows an ancient Viking epitaph:
Bluebells so pretty:
Loved this old expressive tree:
Thanks Wendy for gathering us for our monthly challenge to make a mini! I am finding that it guides my quilting life in a nice way, during this stressful COVID time. I will link here to The Constant Quilter when Wendy posts our links!