Just a quickie,it's not been a fab week to be honest, my parents have had to have their 11 year old dog put to sleep, he's been one of the family, he's had his problems in the last few months and today jumped off a low chair and cracked a bone in his shoulder/leg, along with his heart murmur, sight loss in one eye and mostly blind in the other, alzheimers and general weirdness, the vet thinks he might have had a brain tumour, a hard decision but one that's the best for everyone :( it's so tough losing a close pet.
And my machine woes continue yesterday my Brother machine didn't want to play nicely again...DH and I deduced it's overheating somehow, he punched a hole in the casing and *touch wood* it seems to be playing nicer. I managed to get a speed control from Ebay, some new bungees and leaders, oh and a fab walking foot for the Bernina :)
I'll soon have absolutely no excuse not to get my frame quilting upto scratch.
Anyway, I *knew* I had to get the siblings together quilt sewn together at least, Betty had made me 10 blocks and I finished off the other blocks I needed on the weekend, so with 20 blocks DD decided where they were going and by Sunday evening, I had a flimsy top :)
The front of the quilt, fresh off the frame, its a very large meander in a rainbow variegated superior thread, I wanted it to be cuddly and not overquilted.
The backing is a cute slightly heavier cotton fabric and it says its from the Netherlands on the selvedge
I've cut the binding, once again with the sizzix and am hoping to sew it down tomorrow at patchwork club. As it's my birthday week, I have to provide cake, cider, fizzy wine and juice tomorrow. Cinnamon rolls to the rescue :)