Do you remember this quilt from here, here and here? You might remember I struggled to mark it...and in the end the success eventually came by marking it as I went with a chalk marker and a water coloured pencil (which BTW Karol-Ann..washed out just fine :o) I did an all over baptist fan using a big stitch and perle size 8 cotton, which I just love! The fabrics were some that I liked together and the border fabric came from a dear friend in Canada. The backing fabric was from a friend here in the UK and the binding fabric was given to me by my mom...so it's a quilt I will cherish.
In other news, we have all recovered from our bout of flu and colds ...well at least until next week when the children return to school! I was suffering seriously cabin fever and when that happens there is nothing else to do, but hop in the car and drive to the Heart of the Shires to one of my favourite shops Crafts & Quilts. She always has a bargain going and her fabric choices are different than what I can find down the road at the Bramble Patch. Next stop was the Bramble...well you don't go that far without popping in...where I bought a magazine and some more sale fabric. All in all I bought 5 3/4 metres for £25...so I was quite pleased...plus I'm feeling all inspired to get back to the sewing machine...something I always struggle with at this time of year.