So while there were some familiar faces there were lots of new friends to make. There was a mix of quilters and knitters. It was perfect weather for knitting by the big open fire....I cannot knit so I had to sew! I had pre cut out these two projects. The spools mini I brought at Periwinkle Patchwork in April it is a Thimble Blossoms mini pattern and finishes 14" x 16". I just need to quilt it now.
This is the pattern by Creek Side Stitches (finishes 30"x30") that I was gifted in my mini swap earlier this year. I was short two flying geese and didn't bring any of the background or blue fabrics, so couldn't stitch the last flying geese or solid border on.
I saved all the bonus triangles from making the flying geese and stitched half of them up into this design. They were 1 3/4" units and finish at 1 1/4" so getting points was tricky, but most worked out OK. I didn't have any extra fabric, but will do a shirting border and then perhaps a final border.
I also precut lots of novelty and solid brights with my new tumbler die. I was doing this as a leaders and enders, but had quite a few hours spare on Sunday to put it all together before we left. It might need to be a bit longer and definitely needs a border, but was happy to get this much done! I have loads of tumblers left over though, so looks like I will be making two in this design!
Mum made this cot quilt top from start to finish - she had not pre cut anything as they only got home from a 6 week interstate holiday mid week. Mum also started another cot quilt (sorry no pictures) and finished all the blocks on a UFO, so was very pleased with her progress!
Happy quilting Sue.