Every Tuesday night I attend a small quilting group. There are only about 20 of us in all and basically it is just a chance to have a good chat, a cup of tea and the occasional piece of birthday cake :-) Some of the ladies don't really make big quilts - just cushions, bags etc. One of the ladies I sit next to is Joan. She has arthritis pretty bad in her hands and struggles a bit to do any stitching. Occasionally our group has workshops where we all meet up for an all day session where we make a quilt or something. Last year we all did a workshop where we were making a quilt very similar to one by M'Liss Rae Hawley. Anyway to cut a long story short Joan started her quilt and then didn't finish it. I think her arthritis was bad then she had visitors or something so all the bits got shoved away in a bag.
I'd asked her a couple of times if she was going to finish it and the answer was she didn't think so. Anyway she mentioned it a couple of weeks ago and she asked me did I want it. I said ok and she brought me the pieces last week. So that's what I've been doing the last few days.
It's a funny thing finishing something that some-one else has started. A bit like turning up in some-ones kitchen halfway through them cooking a meal and trying to finish cooking it - lol !
It took me quite a while to sort out the colours as Joan had used all Debbie Mumm fabrics and they were all quite similar in colour. Out of the 48 blocks needed I think about 5 were finished.
Also because they had all been put away in a hurry they badly needed pressing and were quite frayed. I had my work cut out.
Anyway I have almost finished the top and will post a picture soon.
The thing is I want to quilt this and return it to Joan as a surprise. She thinks she has give it to me to keep. I am going to try and finish it for Tuesday night. It is quite a childish quilt with teddy bears etc - typical Debbie Mumm and I know Joan has quite a few grandchildren so I'm sure it will find a good home somewhere.
I don't have a piece of wadding big enough so will probably go and get some tomorrow. Then I will get the quilting done - only something simple ( sounds good to me). Fingers crossed I will get it done for next week.