Wahoo! I finished a quilt! In fact I had a bit of a Groundhog Day – a finished quilt, faithful quilt holder-uppers and a sunny National Trust garden 🙂
And the Groundhog Day….Two weeks ago we were visiting Kingston Lacy with the freshly finished ‘Summer Lovin’ quilt:
So, yesterday morning I managed to machine stitch the binding to my version of Myra Brynes’ Jelly Roll Waves quilt. Within half an hour of the final stitch piercing the quilt we were on the road heading east to Nymans house and gardens in Sussex.
Before I take you on a stroll round Nymans gardens here are a few more photos of the finished quilt:
I’ve called my Jelly Roll Waves quilt ‘Coral Seas’ to reference the sea green colours, the wavy design and quilting pattern paired with the coral coloured background and binding fabrics. Thanks to Myra for hosting the QAL – the pattern was easy to follow and offered many options both in finished quilt size and in methods of cutting and piecing.
Back to Nymans (I hope I am not making you dizzy with all this whizzing about?). The gardens were developed by the Messel family who collected and nurtured plants from all around the world. Sadly in 1947 a fire devastated the house leaving only a few rooms habitable. Now the roofless ruins form a backdrop to the mature gardens.
Don’t these warm, sunny September days feel like a real bonus as Summer slips into Autumn? So lovely to have enjoyed one of these end of season days in such a peaceful outdoor setting.
Linking with Myra and the Jelly Roll QAL where you can see the quilt finishes by other makers. Also with Michelle for the Beauties Pageant 🙂 (Michelle’s post is all about pieced backs for quilts) and Alycia for Finished or Not Finished Friday 🙂 – Alycia was one of the participants in the Jelly Roll Waves QAL.