And I won my very own Karlee Porter mini in the raffle:
Then, I enjoyed a one day free machine embroidery class with Janet Clare, at Busy Bees in Newport.
These are obviously a work in progress, but this is definitely something I'm going to do more of.
Mr Hare and I had a brief 5 day holiday in Ireland (we want to go back again) and then I attended a week long intensive Spanish for absolute beginners course at Cardiff University. I've also been doing a lot of gardening, just to keep up with the weeds which seem to be proliferating at a rate of knots!! Throw in a couple of birthday parties, and June has flown by!
Anyway, it is time to reveal my Sea Glass Quilt. Sadly, I forgot to add this to my FAL second quarter list, so it doesn't count.
This quilt started life in March 2013, in the Simply Solids Bee and was quite frankly , a disaster. The block is the eye spy version of the disappearing nine patch block ( and I did a tutorial about how to make this block here). It was destined for my niece Eleri, but for a variety of reasons ( mostly none existent or badly made blocks) I didn't have enough blocks to make the quilt big enough, so I threw the blocks in a drawer and made Eleri this quilt:
I found the blocks in the drawer, whilst having a clear out, and realised I would have enough decent blocks to make a quilt for a child. Now I've finished it, I can see that my original vision for this quilt was spot on. It has turned out just as I hoped and in fact it will be another quilt I will be sad to part with ( it is destined for Siblings Together).
And the back:
I used a left over strips from an extra wide quilt back for the binding:
I'm very pleased with the finished quilt and have made a mental note to make more quilts from solids.
Size: 60 x 70 inches
Front made with disappearing nine patch blocks in a variety of Kona solids in blue and green , Kona white and Kona aqua
Back: extra wide Riley Blake blue with white dots
Binding: Left over strips of Moda extra wide in green with white dots
Wadding: Fabric Freedom 100% cotton from roll
Quilted with :So fine ( 60 w) white in bobbin, Presencia (60/3) white on top