So I haven't been in the blogosphere for a wee while. I'll blame it on the friend who talked me into doing the Kerikeri half marathon. I'll be walking it next Saturday and the training is cutting into my blogging time (it's probably better for me!) But this Saturday was the Bay of Islands P and I show and my Chicken Flower quilt won first prize in the "Patchwork Article over 40cm" section! Woot!
I don't think I've showed it to you since it's been finished and I know the photo above is not the best but every time I try and shoot it, it's windy or dull or too sunny.....I know, excuses, excuses!
Or I have a little
annoying cute helper who just has to be in the shot!
Here's a close up of the machine free-motion quilting I did. Basically just loop de loops and curlicues. But I added a few things in for fun.
Like this feather. And the recipient's name is quilted into it a couple of times, plus a butterfly and the odd flower and leaf. She can have fun searching for them.
So think of me next Saturday - I'll consider myself a success if I finish, I'm not aiming for a particular time! And after that, maybe I'll be able to spend a little more time here updating you on what's happening in my world.