Just recently, l was asked to talk at a local quilt guild.
It was so nice to gather many of my quilts, lay them out on the bed for a de-wrinkle
and reconnect with them all. It was a walk down memory lane.
Here they are all piled up ready to go in the car.
One day l plan to take good photos of them!
There's an old saying "While the cat's away, the quilter will play"
so when my hubby took off on a trip, l headed to my
beach house for some stitching time with friends.
l was able to put the outer border on this quilt that l started recently. Its HUGE!!!
The girls are standing on the couch to hold it high enough to photograph.
l also put the outer border on this red one.
l did the centre recently, and its great to have it finished.
The centre blocks are from a swap l did with an online group about 5-6 years ago.
l have been collecting signatures on blocks for several years
now on our overseas trips. Many memories are in this quilt.
There was a lot of stitching to get this top to this stage. l want to add a row on 2 sides still,
as there is a few more signatures l want to collect.
Then l will be on the hunt for a nice blue fabric as its border.
l love how this is looking like a woven coverlet.
Sue, this one is for you!
Then finally l was able to make a start on our next swap blocks.
This block is called broken dishes, and l love it!
Because we are all using the same plain background,
we carefully chose our fabrics, so no 2 blocks will be the same.
Once we have swapped, we will have 36 blocks, all with different fabrics.
Can't wait to see them all together.
Here is the progress on mine.
And now for something totally NOT quilt related.
We welcomed a new member in to the family recently.
A beautiful black baby (Cria) Alpaca.
The hunt is on for a name fitting her beauty.
Exiting times ahead.
My dear friend Randi ( From Norway) arrives on a plane tonight.
She will be here for 4 weeks, and we have many quilty related adventures planned for her.
So stay tuned, and we will share them.
Thanks for visiting!