I know it is binding day for Sarah's quilt, but in between times, I haven't been able to help myself put together a blue quilt for my cousin's daughter in Ireland. They were out visiting during the Christmas holidays and young Sophie had 2 burley brothers, and took a likeing to my quilts. I decided there and then that I would make a special one for her. I asked her what her favourite colour was, and she told me blue. Knowing how many different variations of blue there were, I asked again: "what type of blue?" In her lovely Irish lilt she replied softly..."all types of blue." So I set about collecting blue fabrics whenever I saw some that took my fancy and also went through my stash to recover some favourites and give them a purpose in life.
I did go into my sewing room with the intention of sewing the binding onto Sarah's quilt to sit and handsew, but the blue quilt took my eye and I thought ...oh I'll just sew a few squares. I ended up sewing all the rows together, labelling them and pressing them, and then forced myself to stop and focus on the task that was set for today.