By now I should be in London in SW7 with my roomies Susan and Laura Jane , laughing and joking, soaking up the Jubilee weekend stmosphere and getting excited for our weekend of sewing at the FQ Retreat. It was the reason Zaki and I came over. While we of course came to see my mum, we probably wouldn`t have been over so soon.
Anyway I`m not. I`m still at my mum`s. I`ve been feeling rotten all week and with zero energy I couldn`t face going to London and not feeling one hundred per cent and potantially ruining other`s fun. It was really hard to say no. After 5 months of counting down to this weekend, I`m totally gutted that I won`t be part of it.
A huge thank you to Susan and Laura Jane for being so sweet and for Laura Jane`s incredible negotiations with the hotel. You`re the best!
So now I`m a spectator and can`t wait to see what everyone gets up to...perhaps next year I`ll get to meet my bloggy friends.
A couple of days ago, I finished up the orange and pink Siblings Together quilt, which I was hoping to hand deliver at the retreat. Instead, it will be mailed as soon as I have it labeled.
The lovely pink and orange fabrics were kindly donated by Jennifer (Bessiemae on flikr). I used Jennie`s curved ruler to create the vase shapes and sashed it with white kona.
I backed it with some orange, purple and pomegranite Klona...sorry for the cheeky monkey blocking the view but my mum`s arms were aching and so I couldn`t get another shot.
I kept the quilting very simple so that it was a squishy smushy quilt just right for a cuddle...
and bound it using some Kaffe Fasset dots.
It is a little matchy matchy but I think young girls probably like matchy matchy...so a huge thank you to Bessiemae, and I shall get this in the post to Siblings Together very soon!
If you would like to see the name tag I made for Katy, she tweeted it here. It`s based on her tattoo, which you can see here. I know Katy loves Liberty fabrics so I used them for the binding and the backing.