When I came home from said holiday, I was delighted to see an envelope waiting for me and even more delighted that it wasn't a bill. It was in fact from Sandra. She of www.mmmquilts.com , a very talented quilter and a good quilty friend. And why I have not revealed this parcel before today?
Delayed gratification my friend. Delayed gratification.
I wanted to time my "publicity" with Sunday stash, but I was too knackered last Sunday after the hen party.
Sandra, like myself, loves a bargain, especially those once in a lifetime offers you can't live without. So, in the FQS flash sale she kindly facilitated me to buy a charm pack. She's a great enabler is Sandra.
She also included this gorgeous miniminiquilt. I make no secret that I love miniminis and that I struggle with flying geese. Or I did until "I faced the fear and did it anyway last month." These flying geese are beautiful, and they are true Canadian geese.
The backside fabric has the Canadian flag on it. The quilting is exquisite, straight line, swirls and geese shaped. Its beautiful and I will treasure it.
My stash out has of course been wedding quilt sewing. I have concentrated on the blue tones this week and last, using mostly darker tones. I made a few named blocks and also some generic star blocks. I also made a load of geese! Some of these are truly flying and are sewn into blocks, some will be random geese used as fillers. I think it must be time to lay them all out on the floor again.
|hourglass block, block no 59|
|the block with no name (sorry Game of Thrones) block 61|
|open window block , block 62, my favourite|
|variation on above, doesn't quite work!|
|father's choice block (not so puckered irl)|
|my geese! I'm so proud|
Now to get back to the sport, Sunday seems to be sport day. Andy Murray has won Wimbledon and Portugal are currently thrashing it out with France for the UEFA Cup, nil all if you are interested at 38 minutes.