Hello everyone - Lynley here in Australia. That title sounds awful, as if I'm ready to truss it up and send it off to be made into bacon. Not so! Here it is, quilted and bound.
This well-travelled little quilt has been to Samoa and Sydney, and I finally finished the binding at the daytime quilters meeting last week. I finished it in time for show and tell - Canberra Quilters don't really go in for gasps of delight but I did get a few chuckles at the words.
No matter where I am I can still put my foot in my mouth though. I was explaining the quilt-along concept to the woman next to me and that it included adding words, and said something like "I don't like using serious words, it seems a bit silly on a quilt, so I just put this" ... she nodded politely and showed me the "faith, hope and love" she'd spent the last year beautifully appliqueing on her very very gorgeous quilt. Why do I say these things, especially to the only woman with words in a room of 90 quilters?
And here's a close-up of my dodgy quilting. As predicted, I went with straight lines in the border because I wanted it finished!