We had a national holiday last Friday but rather than indulge myself in quilting I did some much needed cleaning. All the windows in the house were washed inside and outside. Its not my favorite thing to do but the bright spring sun meant it had to be done. Our house is a little funny as it has a full basement halfway built into a hill. It means that half the basement has huge floor-to-ceiling windows and the other half is a traditional basement. It also means that ground floor is almost a first floor. That means ( yes there is a point) that I deserve extra brownie points for doing the windows as it involved using a ladder for most of the time. And we have a lot of windows!
Here's the view from the dining room - even if in the middle of the town our house has a great view. The terrace is covered which is not great for light but perfect for summer evenings that tend to be a little cold once the dew has fallen. Ah, I miss the long summer night talks, wrapped in a quilt on the terrasse.
Luckily this week has not all been tending the house and garden. I did manage to squeeze some quilting in. While cleaning I decided it was time to make some new pot holders for the kitchen. First pair looks more like little mats. Love the colors though.
The second pair was more successful as far as pot holders go - not crazy about the orange. While they certainly add some color to the kitchen I still want to make some in another color scheme.
I also made a finish this week... My Swoon quilt had been neglected for far too long and I made a promise to myself to finish it before starting a new project.
The stars are made of various Kaffe Fasset fabrics in greens and blues. I used a simple dark blue background and some leftover polka dots to bind it. It is sandwiched with wool so it looks a bit chunky but the wool is great for Danish tempetures. It makes the quilt really light but still very warm. My friend Majbritt has a new terrace and I'm sure this quilt will keep her happy and varm on long summer evenings.
My reward for finishing the Swoon quilt is a huge stack of Terrain and a 60 degree ruler. I started cutting yesterday evening and can't wait to line it up the blocks on the design wall
I linking up to Lee's Wednesday WIP. I just love Wednesday where I get to see so many WIP's and lovely projects.