Here we are on week #2 of my year long project to create a block a week. I am still in Key West, so there is still lots of inspiration. I have received lots of feedback that you are enjoying the local color, so this week I will continue.
Bicycles are one of the most popular way to get around the island. You see both locals and tourists riding bikes. A lot of the locals ride bikes in lieu of owning a car. Bike riding is fun for us tourists and it alleviates the aggravation of traffic and trying to find a parking space for a car. There are bike racks everywhere. (Even though this is paradise, you still have to lock your bike.)
For the time we are here, I try not to get behind the wheel of the car. I am able to do this because my husband does all of the grocery shopping,. (VBG) I ride my bike for fun and to run errands. I have a folding bike that is a little strange looking with a very utilitarian basket.
And whenever I can, Bailey is my companion. She sits in that basket and checks out the scenery like a masthead. Every once in a while she turns around for a kiss and to make sure that I am still there.
Here she is in the basket with her ear flying in the breeze.
I used the big stitch and metallic thread to add the spokes.
And then I used free motion quilting to add the words.