It has also been a while since I last posted a quilt here but believe me, a lot has happened. I started with Sarie's quilt and then we joined my husband on one of his work trips to the South Coast (Margate, Kwazulu-Natal) for 2 1/2 weeks. Bliss! We returned home on the 22nd of November and I had to complete Sarie's quilt before going into hospital on the 26th of November for a gall bladder operation! Well, I made it! Just!
Sarie made these candlewick blocks back in the 80's / 90's when it was such a huge craze in SA (we all made some). She dug them out of the cupboard and I helped with a plan to make this quilt. The sashes are all pieced strips in pink and cream with green corner blocks to match the candlewick work. I have used a polyester batting with a taffeta backing fabric in cream to match.
To say this quilt was challenging is an understatement. The blocks had batting and a muslin behind already, the sashes had none. And the block battings varied in thickness, so...it was a mission, but accomplished! Sarie is extremely happy!
So after my surgery I took a week off to recover. Then came the next project, a white Egyptian Cotton runner for the bridal suite of a guesthouse in Bothaville, Freestate, South Africa. I LOVED this quilt! And so does the client.
I have also completed another two quilts for one of my regular clients Anna...
And the last client quilt for 2013 was one for Donna.
Sjoe! Whaow! Phew! Next year is going to be a great one! I already have 21 client quilt bookings! 4 Guild gatherings to put up a stall, 2 or 3 exhibitions, a show quilt to complete and studying towards a SA Quilt Teachers Accreditation. So I'm enjoying the last week of holidays and then it's Go Time again!
May you strive towards excellence and may you prosper in 2014!