I am really pleased with the Blue Eye Spy quilt now it is finished. All the fabric came from my stash, except the backing and wadding - so love the fantastic volunteers that pinned it for me two weeks ago at the last Heart Kids quilting bee. I decided that stitch in the ditch was boring, so I quilted grids through the blocks, just eyeballing it. Hmmm it is a bit wonky in places, but I still like the effect. Next time I am going to trial the curved zig zag stitch on my machine, as some of the other ladies used that and it looked awesome. I used variegated blue/yellow thread and thought it turned out well, much more fun then just blue!
Today we had lots of ladies who bravely sweated it out in the back shed at Tricia's Discount Fabrics and many took home tops and sandwiched quilts to finish at home. I purchased some cute red fabric to finish my other quilt (red cowboy) and one of my After Dark fellow quilters - Therese, put the borders on it for me today. I had a full house of six ladies piecing and they all finished a top - or just needed to add borders to finish. We pulled up stumps at 2pm due to the extreme heat, so I was very proud of their achievements given they had less time. We also put together a seventh quilt top that had been part finished from the previous sessions, so a total of eight tops finished = well done to my 8" square team!
Happy quilting Sue SA
PS apologies for no photos of today's achievements, I forgot lots of things this morning (apart from the camera) cos I was out trying to take quilt photos in between packing and filling buckets of water - they turned our water off at home from 9am....not quite the day to be without running water, but lucky me it was back on by the time I got home. Now I am off to lug the unused buckets around and water the garden. Hope its cooler where you are!