This weekend was mighty productive on the sewing (and socialising) front! I was playing hostess to a certain ginger monkey, who came round loaded with stacks of gorgeous fabrics for us to work our magic on!
We planned to piece two quilt tops in a day a la Jeni's Giant star pattern; one for Siblings Together, and one for Katie's husbeast (her term, not mine). Between chatting, cake, copious amounts of coffee and cigarettes, we did achieve our target! Are you surprised? I was!
This morning, I put pedal to the metal, or rather, finger to the nozzle and spray basted quilt numero uno. I then quilted it, in a quick and easy FMQ stipple pattern. Using the leftovers, I made a scrappy binding, and stitched that on this morning too. Seriously, there was no stopping me today. Basted, quilt, and bound in a morning. Phew.
I went for Sunday lunch at my parents house this afternoon, hoping and praying for some sun. I settled for some not-as-much-rain-as-before and took some pictures anyway.
It was a little windy... either that or my Dad (holding the quilt) was a little drunk... or possibly I was... either way, the pictures aren't entirely straight. But they will have to do! I might be waiting a while for another dry opportunity!
I love the binding on this one. The scrappy leftovers, plus a little Butchers Stripe from the England Swings collection makes for a whole bunch of nautical loveliness.
And so another quilt is done, and on the stack headed off to Siblings Together... I hope you all had fabulous weekends too!