Over our 4 day holiday weekend I decided it was a great chance to quilt one of my own quilts and Mary Rose was it. I also wanted to try out this new (for me) free motion all over spiral pattern that my lovely friend Linda does so effortlessly. You can see her work here .
This is what it looked like before I began to quilt...
This quilting style gives great texture to a quilt. I'm so glad Linda showed me how to do it.
Of course the problem with taking 8 years to finish your quilt, is that it is a little bit of a problem getting the same fabrics for a binding. After an exhaustive search through my stash there was nothing for it but to go buy some. I was such a good girl though...didn't buy any other fabric. Having had to go through my stash there was no way I was going to add to it!!!
I feel very pleased with myself to have reduced the tops pile by one. Some terrible person had the cheek to ask me how many more there were!!! I ask you! hmphhh....vbg....that is almost as bad as asking a lady her age.
As we had to go to Hastings to get the binding fabric, we diverted to Havelock North to have brunch in a wonderful organic food cafe that hubby knew about. Sorry, the name escapes me, but the food was delish and their range of organic food items was wonderful.
There it is. All caught up. tomorrow we are off to Wellington again. DIL Kea's baby shower is tomorrow and I have managed to make a lovely wee baby quilt. Photos next time. Then on Sunday we are going to look at another house with Richard and Kea.
I hope you all have lovely weekends and will talk to you again next week. Take care and drive safely.
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