It's been good to practice my FMQ a bit. Getting even stitches all of the time still evades me. It's all about the ratio between the speed of the pedal and the speed at which you move the quilt. I've been trying to turn down my machine speed a little and then floor my foot and try to get a rhythm with the moving of the quilt. I tend to move the quilt a bit fast and get really long stitches too easily.
It's also been harvest time. We gleaned some figs from a local tree (on public property, I should add), which were delicious! We've had our eye on them for some time, waiting for the right moment and hoping no-one else got them first!
On Saturday we joined our friends to help them pick their quinces, walnuts and chestnuts and prepare quince paste, quince and walnut cake. Delicious and convivial. My photos of the collected produce are on my husband's phone though, but there are some quinces left to poach.
These were my favourite Easter eggs, praline ones with a sugar shell. Aren't they beautiful? They were just as delicious!
Of course Easter's not complete without Hot Cross Buns and there have been several batches of those over the weekend!
|On the rise|
|Tea and buns with English china-how civilised!|
I finished my April block for the Simply Solids Bee for Sally of Salsy Safrano Quilts. Sally sent us the fabric and my central block was pale blue. You can see more from the international bee here.
What did you get up to over Easter?
Linking up with Lily's Quilts for Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet.