One of my absolute bestist friends in the whole world (and definitely my most beautiful and gorgeous to look at friend) has just moved in with her also gorgeous other half. I've made 2 quilts for Alex in the past, the last one had been partially claimed by her other half but now they live together officially rather than Alex just spending most of her time over there I thought it'd be nice if they could have a quilt each.
When I picked up the Fruit Pastilles quilt from my friend Beth's in Santa Cruz (after it had been beautifully quilted by Christina) I knew what I'd finish and gift to the love birds.
They haven't seen it yet, so just in case she's peeking in - Alex, I love you, I hope you like the new quilt and hope it matches the crazy decor you're bound to have. See you in a couple of weeks for pizza and beer? xxx
Actually if you click on the link to Alex's website here you can see the last quilt I made for her in the background. You can also see that she's bloody gorgeous *sigh*. When I saw her last she got asked her age. Yeh, sickening. She's 34 but still gets ID'ed.
I LOVE how the quilting has totally pulled this crazy quilt together, and the dark brown binding helps frame it all. I was thinking of doing a crazy pieced binding, but thought better of it. There's enough going on there without a scrappy binding as well.
In other crafting news, I have made another flying geese block for the quilt along over at Anita's. I'm a bit far behind, I have 4 blocks, I should have 9 and a heap of sashing and cornerstones. I'm hoping to get a bit more organised once this week is out. I've got a busy week of finishing off patterns for fat quarterly and a couple of articles as well as catching up on quilting bees. It's not long 'til the 27th when issue 2 is out and I am running a little behind my own schedule. The high pollen count isn't helping at all, it's taking me a couple of hours each morning to come round and get my eyes to stop puffing up and be able to focus properly. Once my prescription antihistimine kicks in the sneezing subsides a little, but I have honestly never felt quite so bad with my allergies as I have this summer. I can't decide whether I should go and get an inhaler from the doctor for the wheezing, or just soldier on. It's bound to pass soon, isn't it? This is the British summer and it never lasts long!
Check out Anita's quilt so far, it's looking fantastic - and a real kick up the bum for me to get back into action! I'll get there....eventually!!!!