Monday, 21 March 2011

Rocheberrie Mystery Quilt

I had this on the machine from I think Tuesday to Thursday afternoon
and I learned that I am not a lover of SID on the diagonal! and some of it had to come out, I dithered over exactly how to quilt in the blue triangles and had intended to leave the bright ones but when all else was done they poofed up so I nailed them down with spaghetti. I need to find another more efficient way to do the piano key quilting in the borders 'cos I spent ages dealing with thread ends.
I found hotel quality duvet covers in Dunelm in the sale at half price and used one side as a backing, it is lovely and soft and I will look out for these again, I almost like the back as much as the front.
June brought this to group to show and tell.
It was made by a friend who did not fall in love with patchwork and does not want it. It was offered to anyone who wanted to quilt it. I snapped it up thinking it would be good practice but not really sure what I would do with it then. It is not really a quilt for a hero nor is it a Linus quilt but I had a thought that I would like to send it to Japan for the appeal.
One question to BQL and an English collecting point is discovered, Midsommer Quilting in Bath well done to you I will put in a call later today just to check this information is correct.
If anyone else has a top they have been storing for a while and would be happy for me to complete it for you and donate I would love to hear from you, especially if you have backing and batting.
They don't yet have the infrastructure to deal with donations but they have put in a date of the beginning of May so no great rush.

I have a little something on the go that must be finnished before this can be loaded so I will go and get on.
Till next time Liz

1 comment:

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Having seen your mystery quilt in person I can honestly say it is stunning. Can't wait to see what you do with the quilt from June!

BTW, like the new fancy font on your technically advanced of you!