Friday, 17 July 2009

That's a bit better


Following a couple of suggestions to improve my FIL's quilt, I appliqued some stars over the worst of the puckers and now it doesn't look too bad, so I'll package it up for his birthday tomorrow.

We're leaving in an hour or so to head back to Reigate, where we used to live. We're taking the motor home to show everyone, and tonight we'll be parking it on my FIL's drive and sleeping in it there. Tomorrow we're taking Number One Son down to Brighton to meet up with Number Two Son. I can't wait. It's rare that the boys get to see each other these days, or that we get all four of us together. It won't be for long enough, but it will be so good to see them.

On Sunday morning Christopher will be running with his old running club, then we'll be heading home. Just a quick visit, but I'm looking forward to it.

13 comments:

Mahmood said...

Hi Amanda! Your blog is very nice. The photographs are very beautiful. Wish you all the best. God is Great.

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Mahmood said...

Your blog is very nice. The photographs are very beautiful.

http://foto-tricks.blogspot.com

Sew Create It - Jane said...

I love the stars!!! They add a bit of whimsy...great solution to your quilted problem...and the best part is that no one will ever know ;o)

Amelia said...

Sounds like problem solved - or at least hidden from view.

Enjoy your adventure this weekend.

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

What a wonderful idea, and the quilt turned out just lovely!

Enjoy the time with your family

Kay said...

I am blown away! I thought the quilt looked great with the puckers. I couldn't see them much at all. But the border matching stars are amazing! Really, really fantastic work, Amanda!

Lynn said...

How clever to applique the stars on there - I'm really impressed with that solution. Enjoy your trip and family time!

scraphappy said...

The quilt looks lovely with the applique stars. It ties in nicely with the matching binding.

maria said...

I hope you have (had) a lovely time. The stars look really good, it's just like they're supposed to be there.

Gretchen said...

I really like the stars! They look like they are part of the design. How fun to visit your old hometown and see your kids in your new camper. Hope you had a good time!

Candace said...

Your quilt looks adorable, I'll bet he loves it. I hope you are having a wonderful trip and enjoying all your family.

Tanya said...

I know what you mean about puckers!!! This is such a headache for me too! But the stars are a great solution! Have a good visit with your sons.

Anita said...

Hope you had a wonderful trip and visit. Have you had a chance to make new quilting and sewing friends in your new place yet? I've met a couple of ladies who quilt and have been invited to join their group once I am settled in the new place. Really looking forward to that. Your quilt came out lovely and will make the f-i-l a wonderful gift.