We are having a laid back day as I don't have to work and the sun is shining after several drizzly days bringing much needed rain.
Yesterday I finished stitching my binding onto Cherry Thieves table runner.
I have only edge stitched around the applique as I love the texture of the vines on my background fabric, plus my freemotion is terrible. may add some beads yet to the flower centers.
It is square, it's my pinning that wasn't LOL
Have started mug mats this morning to match, reduced the bird pattern for some and used the corner flower for others.
While relaxing in bed with coffee and old copies of APQ magazines theother rainy morning I found this pattern in Vol 19 No 3 Pomegranate by Esther Aliu
First in a traditional motif inspired Vase Series - Esther, is there a series?
Must be from the time of Red Delicious. I think I have found an accompniant for my table runner, and I also started this, this morning.
If you voted for Snowdrops on quiltinggallery.com last week, thankyou.
There were some fantastic winter themed entries which you should go and see. I got to double digits in voting so was very happy!!!
This weeks theme is Commemorative Quilts so I just had to enter Hearts Desire - my Christchurch Quilt.
An unfinished quilt, which is always still on my mind, and the 2nd anniversary of the ChCh earthquake on Feb 22nd 2011 which claimed the lives of 185 people, is not far away.
For those of you that don't know why this still remains unfinished, after all my dreams to raffle it internationally and donate the proceeds to the rebuild, we COULD NOT get past red tape.
Steve talked with every possible Govt agency, but to run an international online raffle from NZ is seemingly impossible, hence I felt I could not ask anyone to donate their custom quilting time.
For any Raffle "or game of chance" the only payment formats allowed in NZ are cash or eftpos.
A Credit Card payment is illegal!!!
Cheers everyone, enjoy your Wednesday.