I took a little road trip and joined my son for Christmas in Brisbane. The trip up was great with stops in Newcastle with my other son and his family, then Kingscliff and a night with "old" friends and then the Gold Coast with another couple of "old" friends. I arrived in Brisbane the Saturday before Christmas and it was full on from that time on. One social engagement after another. I called in to see another friend who I hadn't seen for nearly 30 years. The afternoon was spent chatting as though it had only been yesterday. Old friends are the best!!!
So, the other quilting jobs that I wasn't able to share earlier. My son's partner had asked for a picnic quilt and although I had picked up some fabrics at the Quilt Show, a jewel coloured bali pop was the preferred choice. So I got the Picnic Roll Up pattern from Thimbleberries and set to work.
I was very pleased with how it turned out. The corners have pockets to put a rock in so the quilt doesn't blow away - how clever. The quilting pattern is Too Much Bubbly and I thought it was quite appropriate for the new owners. Needless to say they were thrilled with it, although comments were made about it being too lovely and that perhaps it should go on their bed!!! While I agree, it was made for the purpose intended, so I hope they will enjoy it.
I was also able to do a very quick job (because it was small) on Lynda's Have a Quilty Little Christmas wall hanging. She was delighted to be able to have it hung ready for Christmas day. The quilting pattern was Holly and Berries - very appropriate.
Have started some new year sewing, so will post that next time. All the best and happy quilting.