Sunday, May 7, 2023

Zoom finish

Monday morning, after onigiri delivery, and during the morning zoom meeting,  I finished turning the binding on this quilt. I had thought on Saturday to walk into town and buy some bias binding, but then, this being a scrappy project, why not use leftover bits of binding saved for smaller projects. I was not too sure how it would come out, but in the end, with the variety of squares, it is hardly noticeable.
The day was clear and sunny so I took it to the park fence for a photo. It was my first chance to see how the diagonal quilting turned out. I think it looks OK and a bit less boring than if I had gone all in one direction. With the 80 loft, this will be more of a winter quilt.

Because of the "Golden week" holiday, I have had a few days off school, and not as much time for planning my next project, as I had been expecting a visitor ... well, not a person staying over, but a bit of dog sitting for my daughter's friend.  I was a bit worried, as I had not met the dog before, but as it turned out, Ricola, an elderly Jack Russell Terrier, has been a fine guest. She loves walks so we have put in some nice long strolls and the rest of the day she is content to zone out in her kennel or on the sofa. 

This evening she chose my comfy chair seat, placed on the sofa.

Attention is also shifted to a dozen young silkworms. There might have been thousands, but I was late finding the bag of eggs, many not having survived without being fed.

It is just as well, because almost all the mulberry trees in the area have been cut down, and leaves will be hard to find.

Tomorrow I will have a buddy for onigiri delivery, and her owner will pick her up in the late morning, Heavy rain is predicted so I'm thinking of giving her breakfast in the parking area under the train line and thus roofed over and big enough for a long walk.

That's about it for now. Thanks for all the nice comments. I really have to get my blogging mojo back and see what the rest of my friends are up to. 


  1. What a cute little guest - she looks so comfortable on the chair seat. Your quilt is wonderful - as usual - I LOVE your color placement - and the diagonal quilting is striking - it gives the quilt a lot of movement - ;))

  2. Wow, Julie, the quilting on the diagonal is stunning !!! And the border, just what it needed to be a wonderful finish. Your guest, what a lovely girl to fit in so well. Rain in some places here, too, older daughter said it has rained every day for over 10 days or more, paddocks are waterlogged.

  3. That is such an awesome quilt! Your quilting makes it so special.

  4. This is beautiful! Well done!

  5. Oh what a sweet doggie and she's lucky to have you tending to her for awhile. What a great finish on your Zoom quilt. I love a scrappy binding myself too. Hope the rain isn't too bad and that you stay dry!

  6. The quilt is looking splendid, and I must say I rather like the different diagonals of the quilting - they've worked well!

  7. The diagonal quilt in is perfect as it shows how the zoom discussions must be going across the screen.
    What ouch - you had a canine friend to keep you company, Ricola has enjoyed staying with you, going for walks and napping on your seat, and Ricola’s owner has got an opportunity to do something where a doggy can not go. It’s a win, win and win situation.

  8. The quilting on your quilt is lovely and your doggy companion the best!