The instructions for this pattern have you sew each piece together, then topstitch. Instead of topstitching by machine, I decided to do a hand running stitch. But which colour to use?
You’ll have to guess – the front of the dress is already done now, and now I’m working on the cuffs and neck band!
We haven’t heard anything from the Under 35s Quilt Competition, so assume that Clare didn’t win a prize. Although we’re a little sad about that, both Clare and I want to say a huge THANK YOU to all those who left such beautiful, encouraging comments! I don’t think that I’ve ever had as many comments on one blog post, and your wonderfully positive response has had a big impact on Clare. She has had a grin from ear to ear after reading each and every one of them! Clare was also thrilled to see a photo of her quilt hanging in the exhibition – thanks to Amy for helping out!
Entering the competition has been a terrific experience for Clare, and she’s looking forward to hanging her quilt up in her room once it comes back later in the year. In the meantime, she’s busily working on a cross-stitch while spending time with her grandparents for the first week of school holidays. She is definitely a winner in our eyes!