Three of my birthday block swaps arrived this week:
This from Julie This from Margaret
Now, what I meant to start with was ..........This week, financially, has been ruinous. For some reason the court diary is very quiet and I have had work on Wednesday morning only. It does give me change to catch up on admin - reading up on new law, booking train tickets and hotels and writing notes for future lectures. But after two and a half days of that I decided a day finishing up lingering quilt projects might be equally productive.
So, the binding was put on the quilt for over my chairs.The final touches ( label, beads and some securing stitching on the sleeves) was put to Salka's Quilt, my C&G wallhanging.
The quilting sleeve and binding was done on my NYB quit. I love this little quilt - it is I think my favourite out of all the ones I have made so far. The colours just make me want to stand and look at it. It is much warmer and richer in real life than it appears on screen even though the colours are true. I have fabric left so I think I might do another. Not NYB of course, but the same colours, but bigger, to snuggle under. I used an all over quilting pattern I may use on my large City and Guilds quilt - its a kind of broken coffee bean shape.
and finally, my third birthday block was from Kate
Shortly we are going into Chambers. Not because there is any work waiting for me but because I can't think of anywhere but our reception area floor to baste a 96 x 96 inch quilt! At least I should give our out of hours security guards something to gossip about when I arrive with my ironing board under my arm!