Lol, I don't post for ages and only with a finish. I've got another little finish but that'll be for a post over the weekend. We've had loads of bank holidays here and school trips, it seems the kids haven't actually had a full week in school for ages. They have yet another day off a week Monday, which i'd forgotten about opps.
Last Sunday was Mothers Day here and after breakfast in bed, flowers, choccies and home made gifts, I cooked up a smashing roast dinner and loaded up my red/white siblings quilt.
This one was originally part of a Valentines round robin, it went all over the USA before coming back to me,
It's quite appropriate as my first block was a redwork machine embroidery of two small children
it sat as a UFO for ages and then I added some borders to make it big enough for a small child quilt.
I used some magnifico superior threads polyester for both the bobbin and the top thread. I wanted to have a bit of a play with the quilting as it's about time I moved from the swirls and loops. There are e's and L's, some banana type swirl things, some back and forth rounded bits, some stippling, some loops and swirls and a tiny bit of squarer quilting.
I only noticed the baggy bit when i took the photo, I didn't want to quilt in the middle as I thought i'd muck it up and you'd notice it too much but the baggy bit isn't as bad as this in real life, well I hope it won't spoil it for a little kid, I'll sew the label on there. I binded it in some fab Minnie Mouse type white spots on red fabric.
It finishes at 48" square and a perfect size for a little 7 or 8 year old.
My third and final Siblings together quilt for this year and the exciting news, I'm taking it over in person :) Fat Quarterly have issued some Saturday day tickets and as I'm in UK for only 8 days that was so much better for me, cheaper and no hotel costs :0) although i'm on the 7am train and the 11.30pm one back. Handing over the quilts and talking to the wonderful founder of the charity was last years highlight for me so i'm hoping she'll be there on Saturday night and not Friday lol...
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