Visitors descended chez-quiltova this weekend. We have been friends with Carol and Clive since we all worked together at Pirelli back in the late 70's/early 80's Carol and I sat next to each other, talked all day (in the days when you could do that!) then went out or phoned each other at night. You know the sort of thing. We after 40 years, we can still talk like that! Our husbands haven't really got a word in edgways all weekend!
We've been out walking, just locally, cooked, played games, and best of all, although she not a needlewoman, and (she won't mind me saying this) frankly I wouldn't let her near a needle and thread, she has helped me baste my stitch tease quilt. I was really dreading it, because it was so big, and by the time I'd put the borders on, it was a little lumpy. But it makes such a difference with two people, one of which is NOT your husband and gets fed up after 30 seconds!
The back went down perfectly (although it's a terrible photo - I think I had my finger over the lens!)
Then the batting and top
and 40 minutes later, it was all pinned
It's a bit wavy, but better than I expected, and better than I could have done on my own! From now on I will be making this a condition of all friends and family's visits! In fact, if I had had enough batting and pins, I would have done this one too!
Our friends go home today, so guess what I'll be doing tonight.