There is nothing so motivating as a deadline for a finish, to make you sew till all hours of the night!!! The last day for our Midnight Mystery Quilt with Cheryl, over at Meadow Mist Designs was 10th March, but I was determined to get it finished, with at least one border, and a decent photo posted. Well, first, make sure of the extra dark purple fabric, add the border, press, and do a photo shoot. It blew, there was lots of wet grass, wet branches, and it ruffled in the wind. A cat scan with Boris ensured all was OK.
The purple is the border, the paler blue is fabric under the quilt top, to prevent grass stains!!!
I posted off the photo, there were 111 entries from all round the world, one wonderful marvelous lady has done hers while on a boat!!! Some great places for quilts to hang or lie, on snow, on ladders, in front of tall men with long arms ( hidden behind the quilt), trellis fences, balconies, railings, and so much more. Prizes had been sponsored, but with so many entries, Cheryl was so generous and added from her own goodies, to make a total of 16.
In came all the quilts, one by one, stunning is nowhere near enough praise to say how amazing every one was, all different fabrics, some made larger, many were already finished and donated to family member or a charity.
Then…I had an email…I was one of the prize winners, random selection, and get to choose 2 digital quilt patterns from Cheryl’s designs. Thrilled does not pass muster for my excitement.
Generosity in spades Cheryl, so many thanks from me, and I’m sure we all send heaps of thanks for this great quilt-along, encouragement, comments galore on the Facebook Group page, and lots more.
Then, yesterday, Hugh’s cousin phoned to say another cousin was in Invercargill hospital. Daylight hours were gobbled up as I made a bag, with flowery fabric, rather than send an unknown selection of flowers from a florist so far away. The pocket was embroidered by Joyce, the flange binding from a tutorial.Side gusset with ties, to allow for more or less to be stashed inside.
Two little kittens holding hands, and words…” Start each day with a smile”
I hope Jan continues to get better and go home soon.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Be prepared, as you do not know
what a day will bring to your doorstep”
Greetings from Jean