The midnight oil, or a LED light was so handy late last night, as Thursday was our 15th June, and this was the special day for Sandra of mmm quilts . In memory of her Dad, whose birthday was very special, she arranged for us intrepid quilters, a fantastic Quilt-along. A smaller version of her original leaf quilt, and so we began.
The fabrics, the instructions, the leaves, cutting, trimming, matching points, sewing again, and finally a flimsy.
I did so want an aerial shot, we set it all up, Boris had to supervise, the wind blew, the quilt was on the pavers too close to the house, so this is what we ended up with!!! Click on the photo to see where everyone is .
Last night, I managed to get that final seam on the flanged binding sewn, after 5 tries, readjusted, and moved it down a few inches, then bingo. Attached the blind stitch attachment, used the Gutterman Sulky in the top, changing from Superior thread King Tut grey, that I used for the diagonal lines, with a King Tut green in the bobbin.I had 2 spare blocks, so did some trial lines, and 2 different sized bindings. In the end, I went with the original size of 1.5 inch and 1.75 inch, trimming the quilt a little wider from the points.
This morning the Sky Gods didn’t shine for a photo shoot. Taken from Hugh’s Dad’s memorial Weeping Silver Pear tree
Same tree, different view.
Against the New Zealand Flax, with Boris again supervising, or just looking for any intruders hidden in the jungle.
Photo props, a broom and a floor mop in the corner triangle holders.
Finally, one last one, diagonal, like the quilting lines.
Thank you so much Sandra of mmm quilts
for this amazing challenge. We are all very privileged to be part of this, and it widens our blog friendship by miles.
Quotation of the day from Ralph Marston
“ Start strong, stay strong, and finish strong,
by always remembering why
you’re doing it in the first place”Greetings from Jean.