This is a really pic heavy post - you have been warned!!
Here's something you probably never expected to see on my blog - yep - my small (almost invisible) helpers are holding up a - gasp - QUILT!!
But don't be too shocked yet - it wasn't all my handiwork...
|I think I need to work on my quilt photographing skills...|
What happened was this - one gorgeous adopted to Melbourne girl - Cath - told us she was returning to Sydney.
We wanted to send her off with a fitting reminder of her time in Melbourne and thank her for her friendship and becoming an integral part of our craft group - along with her Mum, Louise whenever she was visiting.
|oops - that stray thread looks so obvious now. Love these owls from Wendy's stash|
So a plot was hatched.
You can read the back story and see the work in progress shots here on Wendy's blog.
Suffice to say we wanted a group project we were all involved in, together, and a quilt seemed like the best solution.
|My second ever quilt block - I made a tiny, tiny one for Helen's birthday quilt that arrived too late to be included!!|
|Cath's favourite colours - green and pink with a hint of grey for balance.|
|The strip through the middle is shown below...|
|This was part of one of Spotlight's recent ranges|
|Isn't it pretty!|
|She couldn't quite believe her eyes...|
|Try explaining 'happy tears' to a six year old!!|
We will miss you Cath - and I do hope that every time you snuggle under this quilt you think of us and that both things make you feel warm.
|She thought we were all very sneaky!!|
|Just so she doesn't forget us!|
Sheridan once used what I jokingly called the "Q-word" when I asked what to do with some left over Minky I had.
So she and Donna (among others I am sure!) were both pretty surprised at my involvement in this project.
So there you have it - I crossed over to 'The dark side' for the sake of friendship - and (don't tell Wendy) but I actually quite enjoyed it!