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Sunday, 28 February 2010

Farrago 2 Finished

Yesterday I finished sewing on the binding for the scrappy Farrago design. I like pieces with interesting shapes, and this one is a snap to bind.I also tend towards a rather eclectic mix of quilting designs, trying to vary each section just a wee bit. An earlier New York Beauty - Calliope - was brought out for reference and inspiration.
Swirly, frond-like motifs were used to depict sea grasses and kelp. It brought to mind Jean Rhys's Wide Sargasso Sea which I read many, many years ago.
If you'd like to make your own version of Farrago, the pattern is available on the pattern page of my website.
We also took the opportunity of a nice day to check on the bees. The snow and muck (mostly muck...) made it impossible to navigate the field even with four-wheel drive. We parked on the dirt road and hiked in to the hives. Everything was very quiet when we arrived - too quiet, almost. As the day was mild, we expected to see a bit of activity with bees out for "cleansing flights". To ensure all was well, we unwrapped a couple of hives to check for life. Sure enough, as soon as we lifted the covers little inquisitive bee heads began poking up between the frames. All is well.


  1. This quilt is spectacular. I am at a loss for words. I love the colors and I've always loved the New York Beauties. They are on my lists of "ToDos" someday.

  2. I love the quilt - my favourite colours. I'm glad to hear the bee hive was alright. Canada and US hockey this afternoon. We've done pretty good with 13 gold so far...

  3. Lovely Karen. I too love the colors... So..have you got the quilts made for the hives yet???

  4. Looks fantastic! Your machine quilting is perfect!! ♥