so a friend of ours from SAY
is moving back to Sydney
she's a bit sad as she hadn't quite had her 'fill' of Melbourne
Cath I'm sad to say goodbye
but am more the richer for getting to know you some
make sure you post lots on your blog when you get back
so we can see what you've been up to!!!
well .... it started out as:
"we should go out to dinner"
"& we should give her something to remember us by"
"& it should be handmade of course"
"do we each make something?"
"nah ... lets make something together"
then one of my non-quilting friends says ...
".... sounds awfully like a quilt to me!!"
"hmmm ... yes lets do that!!"
responses were varied
.... "yes" & "no" & "no" ... & "come on, we can do it!!"
wonky stars ... they were the answer
easy patchwork for beginners
great results when using a simple colour palette
can be made into blocks of all sizes without any tricky maths
& with some gentle persuasion
i quote: "its really not the HARD!"
2 sunday evenings ... squirreling away in secret
yep Cath ... you would have had fun ... sorry we had to leave you out!!
we made 16 wonky star blocks
in pink & green
with a little bit of grey
used 4 inch squares in each star nine patch
added 2.5 inch borders
fabrics were from all 4 of our collections
included a thrifted up-cycled apron Judy found
while op shopping with Cath .... little did she know!!
all sewn together over a few glasses of wine
introduced them to bendy safety pins!
we decided on a combo that i love at the moment
of quilting with both machine & hand stitching
i did the machine part
& sent these 3 ladies off to complete!
then i went & left the country
it was all in safe hands as it traveled
from Judy to Cas to Karen
Cas sewed on the binding
& Karen finished it with hand stitching
& polished it off with a beautifully made label