On Saturday morning I picked up this quilt which I had professionally quilted and bound through Somerset Patchwork and Quilting (luckily for me this shop is situated in the suburb where my Dad lives - lucky hey?)
Now there is a bit of a story to this quilt - I started it over 10 years ago for a friend's 60th birthday. But somehow the birthday came and went (I did give her a lovely present of a beautiful tray) and the quilt was never quite finished. The years came and went and finally, finally, finally I got my act together and took it to be professionally quilted, as I said. My original plan was to hand quilt it all myself but life got busy, it was a daunting proposition as the quilt is a very, very large square quilt and I sort of lost interest in patchwork and quilting and fell in love all over again with cross stitch.
But anywhere, here it is.... Voila!
The centre toile square.
Detail of the quilting and the back (a green toile pattern).
Now I just have to hemstitch the binding to the back (oooh, I hope it doesn't take me another 10 years!)
As well as the thrill of picking up the quilt, I managed to get lots of stitching on Liberty Lane done this weekend.
Here is where I was up to on Friday.
... and where I was up to when I went to bed last night....
I am having a bit of a race with myself as I am not sure that I have enough of the GAST thread (the blue and red) left to finish the stitching (I have ordered more but it may not come in before Easter). Somehow I feel if I stitch fast enough I will beat the thread and it will not run out - silly aren't I?
I also made another batch of Italian cookies - these go down a treat with my lot!
Have a good day everyone,