Thursday, January 06, 2011
Off to the longarmer
Two quilts handed off to my friendly local longarmer recently - the first is this collection of Oriental Fans, from a swap a while ago. We'll not say how long ago, but the top was finished before the longarmer took a two year break from her business to live in India...
And the second is this top, a result of my participation in the Around the World Quilt Bee, which finished last summer. I added a couple of borders, both to pad out the size and to help tie in the orange which appears strongly in one block. I'm very pleased with it - round robins are notoriously difficult both in terms of timing (which luckily, wasn't something I had to deal with, as I wasn't the hostess) and matching and I think this top has come out of it very well. A million thanks again to Summer Sadie for organising it all.