in between all the relaxing and eating of left overs, there has been a bit of stitching going on ...
you didn't expect me not to right?
I first started this quilt back in September, but on checking, I've never actually shown you a completed picture of the top ...
this one blew over the fence when I was trying to get a pic into my neighbours garden, her dog was less than impressed!
anyway, betwix and between Christmas and new year is all about quilting for me, selfish I know, but it was my treat to myself for having done a quilting marathon just before the holidays
so start I did
and then I finished!
and the sun shone!
my last finish of the year, just in time, holding onto the warmth of the summer even in the depths of winter!
and then I set about putting my Swoon quilt together, those poor blocks have sat since late November waiting to be finished. Today was the day for putting borders on!
so at a mere 89" square, this one is screaming out for some custom quilting, don't ya think?
Its time will come, but the quilting fairies need to bring me a new big girls toy first!
and as I was finishing up, there was way too much scrappy strip goodness going on visually on instagram
I had to dig into the big (and I mean big!) box of 2 1/2" strips to see what pretties lurked within
there are too many people to blame for my indiscretion, but you may already have read one of the culprits own admission of guilt here!
and so, whilst tea was cooking, I ran this one up, and sorted more strips for the next few blocks ...
oh my, we'll have to add this to the ever growing list!
ok, waffled way too long, the year will soon be out, and I'm not ready for that to happen just yet!