Matilda was VERY excited yesterday to receive her first two letters in the mail. Thankyou to Dylina and Julie. I had to re read the notes to her several times as did Dad and her two sisters…. And thanks for the stickers, our house is now all stuck!
I finished the last stitch in the Mystery Quilt binding at 11.33pm last night so won’t be long and you too will all be finished.
Vickie has made some progress up to date with her first border – she says she is going to make another – go girl!
Its always so gratifying and exciting when people send me photos of their work using my designs… you always wonder how many actually get finished and how many end up in UFO boxes or filed as to do one day patterns?
But Verna this week sent me some photos and wrote this
‘Finished at last! It has taken me 12 weeks to do and I have enjoyed the challenge.I had quite a break between the top and the quilting, I just couldn't find the backing I wanted.I finally found this piece at Spotlight.I hope you like the photos I'm sending you, I'm proud of the finished job .’
And proud you should be Verna, this is a big quilt and a lot of stitching. 12 weeks is amazing and you should be proud of such a wonderful result.
This was my first Block of the month design ‘Fairy Kisses’ and there are still people stitching it the world over, I know my sister has just received the third quilt from ONE lady for quilting – now that is dedication – one for each grand daughter.
beautiful neat stitching
and she used my label included also, so often I don’t get around to finishing the label even though I tell all my stitchers to…
I’d love to see any photos of other Fairy Kisses quilts – please email if you have finished or even just your progress thus far…
hugs for today and happy stitching
I havent started mine yet but just love the quilt. I will wait until some grandchildren start arriving and hope for a girl. Two of the boys have got married in the last couple of years so it may happen!
Posted by: Lynette Anderson | February 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM
thanks for sharing your pattern and tips. Look at my quilt: http://raspberrylady.blogspot.com/2009/02/gshm-3.html. I hope you like it.
Posted by: raspberrylady.blogspot.com | February 10, 2009 at 06:19 AM
Yes, I hope she likes mine. I do hope you are all ok Helen and hope those fires are under control very soon.
Posted by: Carla Finley | February 09, 2009 at 06:12 AM
I have popped a card in the post so hope Matilda gets it this week. Thank-you Helen I have enjoyed doing this quilt and find your instructions very clear to follow. I have picked up lots of tips along the way which has been great.
Posted by: Noela | February 08, 2009 at 08:00 PM
How cute! I'm glad Matilda liked her letters. Thanks so much for this tutorial Helen, i've proven to myself i can make a quilt. I think I'd also like to make this quilt again, it is so much fun!! Can't wait to see it finished.
Posted by: Dylina | February 08, 2009 at 02:44 PM
Helen I absolutely LOVE the way your summer mystery quilt has come along. I love both the fabrics that you chose and those that Vickie chose as well. The pictures have inspired me to give it a go—although I must say, I think I’ll get a few of my other pending projects out of the way before I try it. I’ll let you know when I get going on it! And I have absolutely fallen in love with the Fairy Kisses quilt that you showed. IT is BEAUTIFUL!!!! ~Shelly~
Posted by: Shelly | February 07, 2009 at 12:07 PM
wow looky there is my quilt..thankyou for running this mystery Helen it has been such fun,WOW to Verna what magnificent stichin she has done
Posted by: Vickie | February 06, 2009 at 06:30 PM
I love it when the little ones get excited. The quilts turned out so pretty!
Posted by: Carla Finley | February 06, 2009 at 03:56 PM