A few weeks ago I was doing secret sewing and not able to show much, today I can reveal! The pattern I found on Instagram, designed by These Clever Hands, called Sew Me Happy. I had lots of fabric left over from the School Girl Sampler so though I would cut into them, because I know who loves them!
Sunday, June 20, 2021
Secret Sewing and a special birthday
There were 4 blocks of two and a half inch squares (that was a lot of cutting!)
Four blocks of four and a half inch squares (slightly easier cutting)
Four blocks of small Hourglass blocks(mmm seam matching required)
and four blocks of larger Hourglass blocks ( happy me)
They made up into this quilt top and actually went together quite well, I tried very hard to not get two colours the same together, but a few snuck together while I was not watching!
I rushed the top over to Joan of Faraway Quilting, quietly as Joan was outside my five km limit for travel, we decided she was an essential service!! Then home to do the binding. A few evenings hand sewing in front of the tele and it was all done.
Ta dah the finished quilt. I am disappointed to say I have not got a photo of this quilt with it's recipient!! It was Ingrid's special birthday last Friday and after a stressful few weeks of can they come, can't they come, do we order things or do we not, Ingrid and Nick were able to come to Point Lonsdale and we could get together.
I told a fib I have a fuzzy photo!!!
Friday we met at Merne at Lighthouse in Drysdale for lunch, I didn't take many food photos, we had 11 courses of the most amazing food, I was very lucky as everything was fine for me to eat, sometimes I got my own special plate!! This is the desert the others had to share, we sang Happy Birthday, the other restaurant goers joined in, wonderful people.
Back at Point Lonsdale Ingrid was banned to upstairs while we set up the table with
cakes and balloons and presents
This was the lantern cake, it had a fake candle inside that changed colours and shone light thru the sides of the sugar glass panes
The cake was not on a terrible lean, it is my photography!! The sugar glass panes are some of Ingrid's favourite quilting blocks. This was to be a keeper cake but turned out too big to go under the dome Ingrid had.
This was the eating cake decorated with a Betsy Chutchian quilt design that Ingrid is making.
Ingrid was hopeful her besty Kim could come over from Tasmania, but with the virus restrictions that proved impossible sadly. Still Kim is named on the cake, Nick thought a 101st birthday message would be appropriate! (He likes living dangerously!)
Nick and Ingrid with her quilting cake.
I also gave Ingrid the Old Time Kaleidoscope quilt top for her birthday, can't wait to see how it is quilted.
I think that is probable enough for now, are you still awake?