All I wanted to do after Gina's class on Saturday was make 'pretties' for a few days, but the weight of my unfinished projects meant that I had to dig deep and restrain myself. It would have been so easy to give in and ignore everything mounting up so I made a deal with myself, to finish the biggest outstanding piece which was obviously Isla's quilt before any more play could commence. Eight hours stitching, hand and machine, and the project is finished. I started this in August last year and when I first blogged about it I assumed it would be finished in about three weeks. I keep forgetting that I can no longer free-motion quilt for hours on end, the neck and shoulders protest too much.
Typical to finish on a day when the wind is blowing a hooly outside, that's my husband's hands holding the bottom of the quilt still whist I take piccies. What would I do without him .
This is not the best planned quilting in the world I literally just doodled the design as I went along. The applique I am pleased with, it's vibrant and contemporary just as I wanted, worth all the hours of blanket stitching round each piece.
Now if can find the energy I want to make some Gina Ferrari style cuffs!