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Thursday, 15 November 2012

Jack of Hearts MQ - top complete!

Seven weeks on and here it is! and much bigger than I had anticipated, although the outer border is wider than that in the pattern as I had plenty of fabric and I like wide outer borders. I am very pleased with it although if I was going again I would make some changes. I followed the 'advanced' instructions which gives this very solid centre with the chequerboard border. The 'beginners' instructions put sashing between the 16 blocks which gives it a more patchworky and pretty look but with a plain border. My favourite so far has been the combination of the two (everyone is sharing pictures of their completed quilt on the facebook page) which makes a stunning quilt.
It has been a fun couple of months with lots of facebook interaction and support. Heather Spence has done an amazing job co-ordinating all this and with 330 participants has raised 3,300dollars which are going to Jacks parents to help with his medical bills.
I have already signed up for the Spring Mystery Quilt which starts on April 6th.
 Heather is also running a New Years Day MQ with clues going out every hour for 6 hours. This time she is raising money to send sewing machines to women in Asia to help them become self supporting.
Here is a link to Heathers website
if you are interested in the New Years Day Quilt. I shall be away unfortunately.

Beautiful, sunny, mild day here in the Dordogne.

The view this morning inspired me to take a walk around the garden with my camera in search of any remaining autumn colour and here is some that I found

 The result of some over exuberant digging!

And this little beauty was once a fig!

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  1. Beautiful fall garden photos and the quilt is fabulous!

  2. The green really gives it a lift...a cracking quilt.

    Well done.

  3. well done on your finished quilt. love your photos, the little hairy fig is interesting.


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