The batik fabric was chosen, cut into strips, joined to the background blue, sewn together, then the rows all sewn in sequence!!! Wow, I do not think I have EVER completed something/anything, even part of anything… in such a short time. I didn’t even need that “ Round Tuit” that my Dad gave me so many years ago.
I struggled to find a flat place large enough for a photo, so it is on a slant, as I had to stand on the settee. I still need to add a border, or maybe 2 borders, so the voting is open for all suggestions. I do not have enough of the original blue, so need to bring in another fabric. Please see the “maybe”choices below, but a friend on the Wiggle Me group has suggested a dark navy, then using the left overs from the colours, strips of them, then a chosen edging at the very outside. This would make it the perfect size for our bed, as Hugh already has his eye on it.
He suggested we have it on our bed tonight!!!
Choice #1…Left hand side, variegated green with wavy gold lines, Choice #2…right hand side purple, with cats outlined in another shade.
Choice #3…Cats, with a narrow inset of blue the same as the quilt blocks.
Choice #4…Left hand side, the pale green, and Choice #5… right hand side, a NZ fabric with dark green ferns
Choice #6…This one has another blue that has white patterns on it.
And naturally, as happens up at Linda’s place in Taupo, no quilt is complete without a CAT scan.
I will be happy with all and any suggestions to finish this, but meantime it is hanging in the wardrobe, for further attention after our Wellington visit.
To those who have asked, we drive down on Sunday, Hugh’s spinal surgery is Monday afternoon, I will be at a motel across the street, only 2 minutes walk. Norman will be here at our home, so the fires will be burning, cats will be fed, ( Joyce’s dept.) maybe even the lawn will get mown.I am so thankful for all your wishes and caring thoughts. Our younger daughter is flying up from Dunedin on the Monday, so I will not be there by myself. , and older daughter is phoning every night. I am so thankful for them both, always, but specially right now. Family love is like no other. And when we live a fair distance away from each one, phone calls and emails, and comments on my blog or Facebook page are special. There is Wifi where we are staying, so I hope to be able to post news as it happens.
And maybe some photos of Wellington,Mt Victoria, Te Papa, ( Museum of New Zealand), and naturally a quilt fabric shop at least once!! And I am hoping to catch up with an old friend, from days at Lake Tarawera, and June, from Junezscrapz as well.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“Good things come to those who believe,
better things come to those who are patient,
and the best things come to those who don’t give up”
Greetings from Jean