Thanks for the quilting ideas. I really appreciate everyone who stops by whether you leave a comment or not. I've basted the quilt and will begin quilting tomorrow. Its always a little daunting making that first stitch.
I had a wonderful time at my first modern quilt guild meeting the other night - I'm so excited I found one near me. Such a lovely bunch of women to chat and share ideas with. Leanne, the president, was so welcoming and I was chuffed that she first recognised me from my blog. Jody's shop, All About Sewing, was a fun relaxed place to chat (and sew a bit) -I almost forgot to take photos.
I did get a shot of one of Leanne's quilt - loved this one.
It uses Anna Maria Horner's Good Folks fabric.
Loads of chatting going on... not so much sewing. Check out the lovely range of solids on the left.
My youngest sister, Ellen, came along with me and finished her first quilt! A lovely little raggy flannel. I started out on raggy quilts. They're great for beginners because you quilt the squares before you put them together. I wonder if she'll catch the quilting bug.
She also knitted me this lovely scarf. I've worn it nearly every day she gave it to me. It's cold here - we had our coldest day in 60 years last week. You may be wondering why this giraffe is wearing my scarf - well I can't be bothered looking half decent for a photo (it was taken on my day off with the kids!) Thanks so much for the scarf little sis, I just LOVE it (and thanks for the kid's scarves too).
Last but not least, this gorgeous little pin cushion arrived from Cindy at Sewing on the Edge.
Its beautifully made and has a lovely weight - its filled with crushed walnut shells so it doesn't slide all over the place.
You can check out Cindy's unique range of pincushions using selveges at her etsy shop.
Speaking of pincushions, I just found a couple of cuties here too.