2017 has gotten off to a slow start in the sewing department, but I count that as a good thing. I've had some nice distractions, such as houseguests,and beautiful weather for being outdoors. We've had some great sunsets
and meadows full of wildflowers to enjoy.
I did finally finish this little quilt. I pieced, quilted and bound it entirely by hand.
I quilted the 16-patch squares across the diagonals.
For the solid blocks I used a vine and leaf design
inspired by decorative painting on walls of the Forbidden City in Beijing, which I visited last summer.
It is destined to keep my legs warm on cool nights when we watch movies at home. Aside from being a convenient travel project, it gave me a chance to use up a few of my scraps and some practice hand quilting before I take on a more important project.