I have quilted and bound my Kim Diehl applique quilt! (It hasn't got a label just yet, but you can't do everything!) I'm delighted with it, as it's worked out well, and I've finished it by using only fabrics and orphans from my stash. It's so satisfying to 'use it up'!
Here's a view of the back, which shows more 'use it up' and also some of the quilting. It's mainly in the ditch, but I did some free machine feathers on the setting triangles, which are always good fun.
So now, it's time for me to take stock on my progress this year. DH says I'm obsessed with quilting, and he's not far wrong! This year I've been to exciting exhibitions in Malvern and Birmingham, and helped stage one here in Lutterworth. I've been to group meetings where I've heard international speakers and seen their fabulous work. I've been to classes and workshops and taken them - I always learn so much from both. I've been spreading the word by quilting in a pub (The Western in Leicester, thank you very much) and in an old folks' home (Brook House in Husband's Bosworth, it was a privilege). Our local group has been able to give over 100 local eleven year olds in local schools the chance to make a patchwork cushion or bag, thanks to some funds given to us by Waitrose (that was so rewarding). Add to that the inspiration, the encouragement, the help, the sharing, the chat, the laughs and the love which quilting friends have given to me, and it's been a great year! Many thanks to you all and happy quilting in 2014!