Slack, slack, slack…..is all I can say!!!!
I finally finished the year 7 quilt on Friday and it was my goal to post it to show you on Saturday but I got ‘stuck’ on Facebook (hee hee) and into jobs around the house that have been missing out for a couple of weeks !!!! LOL And before I knew it, it’s Monday!!!!!! These days are just spinning by!!!!
Here ‘she’ is….. completato, complété, 完成, voltooid, dovršen, completado, críochnaithe, mimlija, fullført, zakończony, завершенный, končana, cwblhau, tamamlandı….. COMPLETED!!!!!!
Can you tell I was excited to finish her off in time for her presentation to the students at their Graduation Ceremony????…and just in the nick of time too……at 1am I was putting the last of the stitches into the binding and rod pocket……..I DO work best under pressure I think!!!!!!!
My good friend Lynette was a tremendous help as she used her embroidery machine to its full potential adding a jpeg image of our school emblem into its files and letting it ‘do its thing’, quite a few times, until it was right!!!! There’s over 100,000 stitches in that centre block and I can’t thank her enough in helping me make my vision a reality….It worked beautifully!!!!!
She also helped me at this ‘fun’ stage….
…not great with my ‘dodgy’ knee and at that crucial quilting stage, she kept the motivation up with coffee and giggles and great quilting suggestions!!!! She’s a gem!!!!!
I don’t know if you noticed, but each of the blocks between the nine-patches was stitched by each year 7 student with their name and a border. We taught them how to stitch all through term 3 and 4 using Helen’s stitching tutorials from her Stitched Sundays. And I stitched all the year 7 teachers names, principal’s and deputy principal’s names too on the blocks down either side. With one block left, I machine embroidered an apple…well, you know……apple for the teacher!!!!!! ….a bit corny, but cute I thought!!!!!!
This will now hang in the new school library as a ‘memorial’ to our year 7 group from 2011 who, one day, will show their kids that they too went to our school, many years ago!!!!!
Now don’t forget to enter my giveaway in the Quilting Gallery Blog Hop Party before Dec 18 AEST…..leave a comment here for your entry to win a ‘SideWinder’ portable bobbin winder. And remember, if you become a follower, you’ll get an extra entry!!!! Make sure you visit as many of the other Blog Party People too….there’s over 200 giveaways all around the world!….woohoo!!!!!!
Sugary sweet, Christmassy Hugs
xo Wendy :O)