Monday, 19 April 2010

A Finish

The beautiful weather continues in this part of Brittany - cloudless blue skies and at last no more high winds, in fact there has been barely a breeze over the last few days, so it must be that Spring has arrived this time!

Most of  the last week has been spent trying to get some kind of order back into our very unruly garden after the weeks of neglect . The very cold frosty weather we had in March hasn't helped either as its ruined all the camellia and azalea blooms, so at the moment there's not a great deal of colour around, but  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for the very new buds that are just peeping out on the clematis!

One thing that did bring a little colour to brighten the days was my Stacked Coins quilt.  You might remember this post when I talked about joining in the No Strings Attached challenge, well two things happened to make me decide  to drop out.  Firstly,  life got in the way and time became very precious, and secondly having chopped up all my fabric, I was mortified to learn that 'coins' didn't count as 'strings' - another lesson in quilting terms!!

Not  really wanting to start anything else and create yet another UFO(!) I carried on with the Coins quilt and I am so glad I did as it finished up so bright & cheerful!



It's being donated to the local Sainte Croix Animal Welfare Group to be raffled to help raise funds,  and I am sure the animals that benefit won't worry if it's technically not a 'string' quilt - but lets hope it the 'coins' multiple to great numbers!!

7 comments:

Danielle said...

it's beautiful - and what a wonderful donation

monika said...

Great idea..I am sure the animals will love the warmth of the quilt!

sewkalico said...

Your quilt looks great and I am glad things seem to be calmer for you!

*Ulrike* said...

That is a beautiful quilt, and I'm sure it will be for a good cause that will bring extra in for the animal group. I'm all for that!

Jeannie said...

That turned out so beautiful!! they should get a good haul from that one! Don't think I could part with it.

Carol said...

Your stacked coins quilt is lovely.

Chakatoria said...

Cheerful is a great word to describe this work! We look forward to more finished products!


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