I've been visiting this week! I took a trip with the kids to Alton Towers .. yuck .. oops Yum I mean! Its a theme park .... do I need to say more? Fortunately my youngest is only 1.2 metres and since you need to be 1.4m for most of the heavy duty rides I managed to avoid them.. hahaha. Unfortunately the water rides were within limit and so were the water cannon pirate ships so I got exceptionally wet instead. But we all had a great day and amazingly didn't leave the park until 7.45pm !
Even better we had a short drive home to warm clothes and an overnight stay at my sisters house where I had a lovely surprise! Well I say surprise - it shouldn't really have been a surprise but I am thrilled to see that she is using her wedding quilt on a regular basis. It honestly made my heart leap to know that it was in use .. and if you are quilter - or indeed anyone who has given a hand-crafted gift - I am sure you will know what I mean.
This quilt was her wedding quilt and made 4 years ago from a simple X-star block in gradated blues. I forget the name of this block but X-quisite stars rings a bell if this helps anyone.
I had forgotten just how nicely it had turned out. In fact when she was showing me her newly decorated bedroom I remarked how nice the quilt was before I realised I had made it! Anyway -- here are a few piccies of it and a "Sunday Short" of some video sneaked after she went to work the next morning .... but dont tell her -- she might be cross with me!