Well what a week its been, I worked full time everyday and boy was I tired. I normally only work part time but my collegue had the week off so I worked all day, It was a good week though. I do enjoy my job. Then we had friends over from the mainland for a visit so we were entertaining them as well,
After such a big week Friday night with friends was just what I needed, Thankyou to Cheryll for hosting, During my holidays I was sorting my quilts and as I have a few that aren't finished I thought I would spend this year trying to get them finished. This one I started so long ago, I think it was 2009. It's all made and half hand quilted .
I have mainly hand quilted around the baskets, then I thought I would do a hand quilted flower in the red squares, well I did a few then I got bored so the quilt went into the cupboard for a LONG time.
Even though my taste in fabrics have changed alot since I started this quilt I still love it. And I feel that once its all finished I will love it even more. I gave up on the hand quilting, unpicked the flowers that I had stitched and last night I started quilting a grid design in the red squares, If you look closely you will see a flower shape that I unpicked in the back ground.
There are 20 red squares and you know when you realise you will never get back to it but you want it finished then you have to make some changes. I am really happy with the grid quilting, I also did a bit of straight line machine quilting around the border so it all ties together.
Our friends left to go home today so tonight I am keen to do a bit more on this quilt.
Of course I have to share a few garden pics, my zinnias are looking so pretty right now. So many different colours.
I have corn flowers as well,
And my sumo lilliams are beautiful. I was so thrilled when these babies flowered.
I won't tell you how much I love my garden because I'm sure you already know.
If you would like to see what other ladies got up to for Friday Night with friends, click here and you will see the list of names.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hope you find some sewing time.