At long last a FINISH. Tadah!! I have worked hard these last few weeks trying to get this done for our group's exhibition next week. I am calling it "Gleanings". It measures 65" square.
There are several definitions in the dictionary but this one I think is very appropriate. It means :- to gather, collect and accumulate information and material, bit by bit. I am not quite sure it means fabric, but hey, the description fits.
I am also calling it "Gleanings" because my friend Val kept giving me little bags with her scraps in and as she gave them to me she said " more gleanings". Thank you to all my friends for saving me all your scraps. I am now thinking of what else I can do with them as this can just go on indefinitely. I also liked the idea of calling it "Cover Stories" or "Bedside Reading". It was also an exercise in using what I had. I didn't buy a single thing for this quilt. The wadding was leftover from a project long abandoned and Wendy gave me some of her leftovers in exchange for some of the backing fabric. The backing fabric also was from the same abandoned project. The sashing strips were hauled from out of my stash.
Last Saturday we went to Beer in East Devon. It is a very pretty, unspoiled seaside town. The weather was magnificent and turned out much hotter than expected.
This little boat was just bobbing along....
Then we walked right over to the other side of the bay and watched a gang of teenagers giggling away, catching crabs. It was so very pleasant to just sit with a nice pot of tea, bliss.
For such a warm sunny day it was very quiet. I can only assume it was because England were later playing their first World Cup game. Oh Joy!!! The only thing for it is to stitch the time away.