Challenge day 13 and a special visitor

During class the other day while Jo and I were playing with the placement of her paisley pieces, I became aware of someone standing nearby.  When I turned to look, the person introduced herself as Anne, one of my long time readers.  Anne is visiting family in Melbourne (she’s from interstate), and I was so pleased that she was able to take time out to call in and make herself known.  (There just may have been squeals of delight!)

I still find it amazing to be able to make friends through the magic of the Internet, and even more special to finally meet these dear peeps in person!  Thank you Anne G for calling in, and I do hope we can catch up again for longer next time xx

I had a very busy and productive day yesterday.  After sorting some domestic issues in the morning, I took heart in hand, a couple of deep breaths, measured carefully and finally trimmed my MSG blocks to size, joined them together and then cut and stitched on the borders.  It now looks like this 

 Pretty happy with that! and those pieces I was working on last week will eventually find their way somewhere around  here 

 which, until ready to be appliquéd, will happily live with the other bits and bobs in the making, in their MSG bag (available from Sewn and Quilted

 While doing the green grocery shopping the other day, my eyes were drawn to the flowers and I couldn’t resist picking up a bunch of ranunculus  

 yes, that’s shadows you can see; we finally had some sunshine this morning, in fact clear blue skies for a nano second 

 since then the grey clouds have moved back in, the wind has picked up and there is only intermittent sunshine.  Just another Winters day in Melbourne.

Today is our last day of The Challenge, and I shall be reporting on my doings tomorrow.  Until then, Dear Peeps, have a lovely, sewing-ful day.

Meredithe x

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13 Responses to Challenge day 13 and a special visitor

  1. helen f says:

    Wondered what those whizzy things were for!!

  2. Linda Dutch says:

    A gorgeous quilt! Such a great mix of fabrics and I love the border, it seems to add a real new depth to everything.

  3. Teje says:

    Hi Meredithe! This is fantastic quilt! And so is the ‘basket’ quilt on your wall! Applique blocks will be the cherry on the cake! I wish I could send you sunshine and hote weather. x Teje

  4. Carolyn says:

    Hello Meredithe. I love both the MSG quilt and the basket quilt. The border on the MSG quilt is stunning. I bought Margaret’s book and loved reading every bit of it. Whilst you may not have sunshine, I’m sure the beautiful flowers will brighten your day.

  5. Karen Goad says:

    love that quilt you are working on and adding those pieces to applique here and there look so nice and whimsical.- glad you got a chance to meet one of your on line friends.

  6. Cécile says:

    You’ve done an incredible work on this quilt and the combo with fabrics is perfect!
    So happy to admire one of your quilts…the one on the wall is gorgeous too ! 😉

  7. frayedattheedge says:

    Love, love, love your MSG!! Isn’t it good to meet our peeps in person – but you, squealing, I don’t believe it!!

  8. Isn’t it wonderful to meet online friends offline!

  9. Wow Meredithe, your quilts are just beautiful! The one in the first pic is going to look amazing once done and the quilt hanging up behind your dining table is gorgeous. Looking especially good in that little bit of winter sunshine! From someone who hasn’t (yet) begun quilting, your blog is quilting porn! I hope you are having a lovely weekend,
    Lucy xx

  10. Carole Minihan says:

    How funny Meredithe i put my flowers in exactly the same jug, love the flowers and beautiful work on your quilt, here no sewing action babysitting filling my weekend.

  11. Judy says:

    I have to agree with Lucy, it’s definitely quilting porn! Love your MSG quilt, you are so productive, and all those yummy socks in between.

  12. Sue Whitburn says:

    Amazing quilt- love it! Well done you clever thing! Xxx

  13. Terri says:

    I absolutely love your MSG quilt so far and think the addition of your applique pieces bring this quilt to life! It’s wonderful!!

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