Well have just finished binding the string quilt...with the dark, quick binding...and bound and finished a little old Christmas panel.... did some very simple swirls on it. But I made Wonky letters for my South African Memory quilt....made from blocks my friends made for me before I left SA. They incorporated some of my favorite things...and memories into each block. What a pleasure to see it loaded on my machine.... and have begun dwirling.... or colleenishing the quilt. About half way through now. I am so excited...as still have some of the bright sashing fabric to use for the binding. Nothing from SA yet...but now have been told it will be coming next week.Will my ship ever really come in???? It will be fun to see when that actually happens.
The South Africa quilt....has a picture of the Mountain that was just behind our town, and animals from the Kruger Park, My favorite radio station, Algoa FM, A cricket player....... a Xhosa hut, my books for Africa program, our sewing group.... Can't wait to have it all done..... and show it off. I think it will look pretty grand...now have to sort where to hang it. As my buddies added some beading... and dimensional things...so really can't be used on a bed...or laid on. The South AFrican quilt, has been fun.... and I had never used Tonya's methods to try to do any kind of lettering before. I had so much fun, not quite as Wonky as I would have liked, but I really enjoyed trying to do these. Its going to be quiet week here, I must baste a quilt for a hand quilting friend.... and finish off Memories SA, then try to work on my Halloween stash buster table topper. I am going to use Libby's idea..of putting some harvest colors on back...so it can do double duty. Can't wait to scratch through the strip drawers to see what I have out there. And finally a picture of the real haunted house...... My mom's house....taken last year.... just before Thanksgiving! I warned you ..... it really is falling to bits. Can't find the pics of the closeups.... but still looking. Have a great weekend...... I so am going to!!!!