My lovely friends, Dolores and Alan, spent time with us this week and we allhad a lovely time together out and about but the main success was that I helped Dolores to assemble the quilt she was making for her daughter. The First Quilt she has made!
We also attended the Happy Stampers Show in Port Sunlight where it was good to see so many crafty friends.
Earlier in the Summer I visited Dolores in Maidstone and kicked her off making the centre Celtic interlocked hearts panel, which she finished, then she made 180 blocks so we worked together to assemble them all into this wondrous huge quilt below. Amazingly, it ended up perfectly square considering it is 2.14 metres (7 foot) square.
Once finished, we enjoyed a lovely day out to visit the super ladies at
Quilters Trading Post in Buerton Cheshire, far out in the countryside,
where Dolores arranged for it to be professionally quilted on their huge Gamill machines.
I'm joining in with Annie's Friday Smile as we've enjoyed such a happy, productive, time together.
More smiles to start off the weekend over at Annie's place!
It was fascinating to watch a machine in progress before Dolores selected the wadding, her backing fabric and stitch pattern. There's her quilt on the table above, ready to go but it will be nearly Christmas before it's ready as the machines are all booked up!
It's such a lovely place with beautiful examples hanging around the walls and it is an Aladdin's cave for quilters.
Dolores had a welcome rest from making all her important decisions and sat in the rest corner with one of the staff before we headed off to Bridgemere Garden World for lunch.
I've got a Friday Smile after our super time together but it was so sad to see them go. Looking forward now to the next time.