Once again I can't believe how quickly the days have gone by since my last post! It feels like not a lot has been happening in The Palace, BUT something has happened, and that something is some quilting!
I recently came across a linky party for Free Motion Mavericks and WOW! that is exactly how I feel about the quilting I have done on the Bears quilt for my great-niece. Very maverick-ic, if that is a word!
When I was piecing the quilt I told myself (continually so that I would get the message) that I was going to do an all-over quilting design.
"Quicker and all that is necessary on a child's quilt."
When I was basting the quilt I told myself (continually so that I would get the message) that I was going to do an all-over quilting design.
However once I sat down, the bears told me they needed proper faces —
The Bear Paw blocks told me they wanted a bit of fanciness and to look like claws —
And then I decided a feather fill would be perfect for this quilt.
I think I've broken every feather rule in the quilting world. I have small feathers, large feathers, long feathers, short feathers, wonky feathers, beautiful feathers, all side-by-side.
And because the border fabric is busy, I just did a diagonal checkerboard there - I did try to measure to get it all even but didn't get it quite right; however it's barely visible and a wee lass won't be bothered by it!
Binding will happen over the next few days and then I will have a long awaited finish!
Thank you to Andree at Quilting and Learning -What a combo! for encouraging me to join the linky. If you want to see other Maverick Free Motion Quilting, or join in just go *here*.
And binding of a different type. Over the weekend we attended the wedding of one of ED's best friends. ED was in the bridal party, and YD and I travelled down south (to the Waikato) together for it.
It was a great 36 hours away; the wedding was held at an Alpaca Farm which added an extra bit of fun and personality to the proceedings!
We were told by one official-type person that we were allowed in with the Alpacas, but were quickly shooed out by another!
The bride's family and ours (well, me and my girls) spent a lot of time together when they were teenagers. The girls attended a lot of horse competitions so we travelled together, camped together and the girls rode together. Here are the girls with their 'other mummies' —
(YD in the red and ED on the right.) (The bride in her Dancing Dress!)
Such a fun night. I'm slowly catching up on my sleep (!)
'til next time,