...there is a univeral language between women when they craft and come
together in this passion. It unites women in a place that takes them from the
woes of everyday life and provides fortitude and strength to each other through
unspoken word - it is as if each stitch taken together strengthens our bound and
friendship. Please join me on the journey and let us inspire each other........

Saturday, October 2, 2010

........a quilt top!

On friday I stitched with one of my best friends, Karen. We were introduced to each other many years ago when we were both Tupperware demonstrators. We learnt that we were just around the corner from each other and our friendship blossomed from here. Since then we have been through a lot together and still share the hard times, supporting each other. Our youngest children have birthdays that are 3 weeks apart to the day! So at least once each holidays we like to overcome how busy life has become and spend a GOOD QUALITY day with each other doing our passions in craft. Karen usually scrapbooks or makes cards, occassionally dabbling in a little quilting to appease me. Whilst sometimes I scrapbook or work on Christmas cards, usually I can be found on the other side of the table, sewing on the machine, trying to complete a quilt. Well you can guess which quilt I chose for this day! That's right, I finished the last 3 blocks for my secret Christmas gift Quilt.
I then couldn't help myself but lay them out with some sashing so that we were able to see what the quilt was coming up like.

 Then I started to sew it together. I got the rows together and had started on the first border by tea time. Then I had to interrupt procedures (not usual when Karen and I get together) to attend my quilting group committee meeting - drats! But upon my return we got right back to where we left off and continued, finishing the quilt top at 2am this morning!! :) :) :)

Mission accomplished for the holidays! To get this quilt top together. I, of course, had a lot more planned but oh well, I never do quite finish all that I plan!! The benefit of working at a school is that there are plenty of classrooms full of tables, perfect for basting a quilt top together! Now to find the time after work one day in the next fortnight. I have a 2 day sit and sew weekend with my Quilt group coming up and although the first day is a free motion class, I plan to spend the second day machine quilting this quilt if I can hob a table to myself!! Hope you have been productive too. :)


  1. I really do like it!!!! The colors are so bright.
    Have you picked out a name yet or have you decided to leave it as the Secret Mystery Christmas Quilt? L,A-

  2. Well done!!! It looks great!