Everything is now back to normal - and we were lucky we had a generator, a log-burner and gravity fed water in the meantime. K even enjoyed running around with torches and getting to see almost as many candles as a birthday party.
So... here is the latest quilt I have finished.
It is made with a jelly-roll of 'Petite Odile' by French General. I had seen a picture of a quilt made like this then tracked down this tutorial on how to do it.
I really free motion quilted it using this fantastic tutorial from Oh Fransson! and although I have certainly not made the most even shapes, they look quite good as a whole. I did 'stitch-in-the-ditch' between each 6" square to add extra stability. The size of my squares was on the big side for quilting like this - but it worked.
You can almost see in this picture (above) that I backed the quilt with some more of this FG fabric and used the same fabric for the binding.
So 'Happy Belated Birthday' Mum... I hope you enjoy your quilt... I'm looking forward to giving it to you in a month's time.
Here are two pictures of the damage the wind this week did to trees...
...this is a large cedar that fell in the garden - luckily I was wanting it down anyway - and it fell in exactly the right place, avoiding the rhododendrons around it.
... and this is a plantation near us - that was a whole block of trees, once.
I'm going to try linking this all up with 'finish it up Friday' on 'Crazy Mom Quilts'. My first time trying this - we'll see if it works. :-)