.. be with you!
I know but I couldn't resist!
seems such a long time ago that I went to see the original film at the Cinema in Oxford,
way back when .... in 1977!
so, the fourth was definitely with me because I am so happy to show you in full glory my Brit Bee Quilt (year one!) ....
Drum roll please ....
I kick started it by adding it to my FAL for Qtr 1,
and a mild boot up the backside from fellow Brit Bee'r
so by the end of the quarter it was indeed a complete top,
so I set to with piecing a back and my sigi blocks ..
loaded it up, but this time I went for some 100% cotton,
I got mine from Justine at Simply Solids
and played with custom feathers for the first time ...
and after a marathon of quilting last Saturday,
about 8 hours in all, (in one day wasn't a good idea!)
but oh, how thrilled I was with the results...
a bit of custom swirls and twirls, and a quick spin through the overlocker
and a scrappy binding from the fabrics left from my FQ stack Of Giddy by Sandy Gervais for Moda
all my Brit Bee Lovelies ...
and it all worked out so well ...
but, the quilting was quite flat, and I really never wash my quilts after this point,
but, I knew with all that heavy quilting, and the cotton wadding,
a wash would add instant age and antiquing to this beauty ...
I cannot tell you how stressed this made me ...
but I am so glad I did!
its about 72" x 72"
and I am absolutely in love with it!
It made me so happy to finish this quilt, to have a personal hug from all my Brit Bee Besties,
and the colours so reminded me of this quilt,
it made me just a little emotional,
Thank you so much Brit Bee, you all have a special place in this quilt, I am so grateful for the year(s) of friendship this quilt now represents x
so there you have it, this makes finish number 2 on my FAL Qtr 2 list!