It’s done, and even a bit early.
Yesterday, I completed the assembly. It all got done painlessly and quickly, thanks to Aretha, my marvellous sewing machine. I have to say, all the bits of quilt-making I used to dislike most are much less intimidating these days, thanks to Her Stitchy Majesty.
Last night and this morning, I got the binding stitched down, and then the Husband did quilt-hanger duty in the back yard so I could get a photo or two. A beautiful still and sunny winter’s day made the process totally painless. Usually, I have to wait for gusts of wind to subside!
Even making and applying the label went without a hitch. Normally, I like to make two transfers in case the first goes wrong; it’s amazingly easy to try and take the backing off too quickly and peeling half the transfer off!
This time, however, I got it right, so the second transfer is a memento which can go into the project folder together with the original sketch, fabric calculations and swatches, receipts, quilt brief and colour references.
I’ve got a call out to the Trudy Crowley Foundation to work out a date to deliver both this quilt and Sue’s lovely Taking Flight contribution. It’s a bonus year for Ovarian Cancer fundraising quilts!
For anyone who’d like to contribute next time, be it one block or several, just leave a message in the Comments, or send me an email (address on the Contact Me page). All skill levels are welcome; all you need is fabric, a sewing machine and the will to help.
And that’s it for this year. On with the next thing!
Superb as always 🥰 & I’m proud as punch to have my name on the label ❤️
Well deserved! I’m already planning the next one, although it doesn’t kick off until next year.
Always good to have a plan
I still have a BIG list of potential Teal quilt names, so many more years to go!
Well done Kate, it looks fabulous. xx
Thanks, but I’m not taking too much credit for it; all the blocks were beautiful!
I’m so glad you like it! This one has been a lot of fun, and I’m already onto the next idea. It’s good to keep the ball rolling, I think.
It is beautiful Kate and how fantastic that your new machine makes it so much easier to finish. I am always amazed at how much you do for charity – what a star you are.
It feels good to have a skill that lets me give back. I’ve had a very fortunate life and some lucky escapes, and I like to make a difference for those who haven’t been so lucky.
I understand and I am still grateful to you!
Kate ~ it turned out beautiful!!!! It was an honor to participate 🙂
It’s even nicer in real life! Thank you so much for being a part of it, and I hope you’ll join us again next time.
It’s wonderful! Congrats on getting it completed ahead of schedule. Btw, I’ve been having trouble leaving comments on WordPress blogs. Very much like others have been having issues leaving comments on my Blogspot blog I suppose. Ain’t life grand?
I’ve had similar problems for years, which is why I always use my Google account instead of a Blogger account. Thank you for persisting!
It’s beautiful, hopefully next year I’ll be able to help again 🙂
That would be lovely! I have a fun idea for the next one, which I think you might enjoy 😊
It looks beautiful
I’m glad you like it, I’m really pleased at the finished result.
Truly magnificent and a credit to all ♡
I agree, although the team was smaller this year, everyone has produced stellar work, and the result is gorgeous.
It’s a beautiful quilt, bringing quilters from around the world together for a wonderful cause. I love who that is embedded in the quilt. The message on the label is perfect too. ~hugs~
Thanks, Anne, it’s always satisfying to finish one of these quilts, knowing that the very fabric of it is imbued with love, respect and goodwill. Hopefully it will keep some generous benefactor cosy 😊
Wow everyone has done a brilliant job, and I’d like to try my hand again for the next one please.
And we’d love to have you! I’ll stick your name on the contributor list for the next one.
Lovely, glorious. I will help next time if you have room!
I always have room, and you’d be most welcome!
It’s absolutely stunning! I’m sure it will bring the organization a lot of money. I just love how creative everyone was with this one.
Right? And how such different versions of the same idea work so harmoniously together.
It´s a beautiful quilt and I´m proud to have made two of the blocks! Of course I´ll join in next year!
Your blocks were lovely, and I’m glad you’re going to join us next time too!
I have enjoyed looking and reading about this beautiful quilt. I would like to participate and make a block or two for the next quilt.
You’d be most welcome! Email me your name and email, and I’ll add you to the list of potential contributors for next year’s quilt. Once I have the idea and plan, I’ll email everyone the brief and away we go! You can find the email address on my Contact Me page.
I didn’t know you were doing this again. Been laying low for a very long while, so, if you’ll have me I would love participate again.
Welcome back, and of course you can join us next time. I’ll add you to the list of potential contributors for next year’s quilt.