It isn't exactly a quilt but a finish is a finish nonetheless and my sewing room in now fully painted, curtained, everything in it's place and fully functioning. It seems a pity to get in there and mess it up. I just go in there to sigh and think how lovely it is.
On Wednesday I met with Sue from I Sew Quilts. I was lucky enough to win this beautiful book by Clare Kingslake as a giveaway and as Sue was visiting friends near to where I live we met at the garden centre for a cup of tea. We were so busy talking that neither of us even thought to mark the occasion with a photograph. I already have my eye on several projects. Sue also gave me a copy of a book by her friend Orlando Murrin which has some delightful photographs and yummy recipes. Thank you all for your kindness and generosity.
Last year I fell in love with this quilt on the cover of Country Homes and Interiors. I thought that the blocks looked quite large and as it is a well known block, drafted my own at 15" and here is block 1. Won't need so many of these to make something lap size. Nice and easy and so satisfying.
My mum used to read Woman's Weekly magazine and I buy it myself now and again. My friend thinks it is so old fashioned but I don't think so. Well, they are in for a challenge and to mark their 100th birthday they are asking readers to knit a pennant in order to break a world record for the longest knitted bunting. I have made my effort. The closing date is September 19th if anyone is interested. The pattern was in the craft special that is currently on sale.
I have been doing some cleaning( yes, I know but it had to be done) and cleaning should come with a health warning. As I have sciatica again and a blocked nose the moral is housework is a pain in the bottom and don't move the dust.