This year I finally, after some prodding, and lots of guilt have thrown myself into this blogging thing (I just figured out the clean way to link - yay me!) Posting photos has always been my biggest hang-up, but I'm very happy with the ease I seem to be experiencing here. Now If I could just figure out how to add side buttons, where direct code hasn't been typed out for me, everything would be wonderful.
Anyways, on to the quilt!!
It's Fairyland from Birdhouse Designs . I spotted the elephant on the cover with these fairies that weren't the country style ones or overtly frilly fairies, out of the corner of my eye while on a road trip along the Great Ocean Road January 2006 from the Fragrant Cottage in Warrnambool, Victoria. I must add that the ladies at the store were exceedingly helpful, volunteering to ship items home for my mother (Canada) including items that were not currently available in the shop, and they did so, very quickly.
I walked out the door, and across the street, then turned to my mother, who was visiting for Christmas, and told her that if I didn't go back and get the book I was going to regret it. So back in I went to get this distinctly girly pattern just for me. So many have questioned who I'm making it for since I have boys, my answer, me until there is a girl and I'm willing to let it go!
It's still not 100% complete, since there is still much more handquilting to do on the border - see those butterflies? I've only gotten one long side finished so far. I didn't do the machine quilting, I took it to a lady who did a lovely job, unfortunately the same cannot be said for the last quilt I took to her.