Monday, 16 July 2012
Far Across the Sea quilt finished!
The Cherish Circle is part of Do Good Stitches, a charity bee on Flickr. Every month we make 2 blocks each and every month a new quilt is born to give away to somebody deserving. Our group has made some really gorgeous quilts (take a look at them on the Flickr group), and at least one has gone to the Siblings Together charity, which has made me very happy!
Autism Initiatives. I used to volunteer at their Edinburgh drop-in centre and I asked them to identify somebody who would really benefit from a having a quilt made especially for them.
I hand quilted around all the crosses with perle cotton 8's in a mixture of the same shades.
I used Joel Dewberry's Heirloom Opal in Jade for the backing. I just need to finish off the name on the label and it is ready to hand over. Well done all you Cherish Circle girls for doing such a great job making all those blocks! It has been such a joy studying all the pretty 'new to me' fabrics while I quilted.
my embroidery patterns last week!
Somebody has even managed to finish one of the embroideries already!! That would be Elisabeth who lusted after Hester the Hare at the FQ retreat and who was the first person to buy and finish that pattern! She has done a beautiful job and you can see it here.
And there is still time to get your FREE Boris the Bear embroidery pattern - just read this post for details.