Both Margaret and Irene are at different quilt guild retreats this weekend, but I have virtuously stayed home to work.  Just as well Irene’s retreat was up here at Castlemaine, giving us the chance to meet up for lunch and a chat before she went back to sew and I went back to work. Well maybe I played hookey from the computer and I’ve been doing a little quiltmaking instead.  Shush don’t tell. I’m supposed to be working, really!

So while both of them are having lovely eats, going out wining & dining, I decided so would I.  Here’s my dinner, leftover garlic pizza.

Not the same really is it?

Actually I’ve really enjoyed being at home by myself.  I very rarely get the chance to be in the house by myself and never in the evenings, so lovely and peaceful. Anyway I’m busy trying to finish this quilt.

image of sunflowers & willowsI’ve only got the border to do so this week I joined up some strips of scrappy fabrics and tacked them down almost like a frame, ready to applique into scallop shapes.

Tracing the applique line with my rough template

So tonight I’ve marked the scallops with the template I made up and now it’s time to start with the needle-turning. If you click on the image you’ll get a better view and see the scallop edge to be.

A close-up, sorry about the blurry photo

It’s so close to being finished so I’ve been good and put down the new quilt I’ve been making, to finish this one.  I showed a snippet of this new quilt in my last post.  Anyway time for bed, as I really do have to get some work done tomorrow.