I finished binding my son's Nessie quilt this morning.  The pattern for this quilt by Elizabeth Hartman is free on the Robert Kaufman website.  We purchased the top and binding as a kit from a local quilt shop.  I found the matching backing fabric at another small quilt shop.  My son had very specific quilting instructions for me:  clouds in the sky, scales on Nessie, but they couldn't cross into the black face details, and waves in the water, all with matching threads.  I can't draw or quilt clouds, but I am pretty happy with how the scales and water turned out.

I have made one Woppet bucket so far.  I used a very light weight denim, navy Cotton + Steel plus fabric, a really fun Dear Stella print, and a solid orange accent fabric.  I made an economy block for the front of the bucket.  That, along with trying to figure out how to place it and modify the front of the bucket, was the hardest part.  I wish I'd moved the block up about 1/2" more. I haven't yet decided if I want to sew the lining down or leave it as is, looking like a binding.
I made this tiny flying geese strip using a pattern by Michael Ann Made, available on Craftsy.  The pattern is very easy to understand.  It is supposed to make a key chain, but I am using this as an accent piece on another Woppet bucket.  Anyway, I highly recommend this pattern.  I will share the finished product soon.
We have made some progress on my daughter's dressing table.  The table itself is completely finished.   We still need to get new mirrors made.  We ordered an unfinished chair from Target and that is supposed to arrive today.  It will get painted white to match.  We also ordered a rug from Target to protect the carpet under the table.  It has arrived and she is happy with it.

Other than that, I'm just trying to keep up with life.  It has seemed incredibly overwhelming at times lately although nothing really major is going on.

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  1. I love your son's Nessie quilt! The Woppet bucket is cute (never heard of them!), and great idea for the flying geese band for another!

    1. Thank you, Sandra! I found the Woppet on Instagram. The pattern is great for trying different techniques and embellishments.