It feels great to have at least one WIP completed! This quilt almost bought me to tears though... I picked it up from my LAQ on Wednesday and not thinking twice popped it in the boot. After picking the DH up from the airport and arriving home, I got the quilt out to show my boys and admire the quilting - only to find this
An oil stain. A couple of weeks ago my BF's husband serviced our car and put the remaining oil in the container in the boot in a bag... I didn't realise it had leaked a little. I immediately googled what to do. A few places recommended putting talcolm powder on it. Which I did. After binding the quilt I used a spray cleaner and washed it. The stain is somewhat better - but it's still there. You can see it in the picture below
A friend empathised with me and told me not to worry too much. She said it would only add character and a story in the years to come. Ironically my drive to get this quilt completed and on the bed is because my BF and her hubby are staying here for their last 3 nights in NZ before moving to Australia. They arrive tomorrow.
I love the backing of this quilt... although a part of me wishes I'd used the orange print. The orange in this line is perfection.
All folded and ready for our guests to arrive tomorrow. Oliver is particularly excited that they are coming for a sleepover - although his excitement did fade a little when he realised that their 2 dogs weren't coming to stay. I am looking forward to using this quilt to snuggle under too while watching movies on the couch...
This quilt has got me motivated to finish binding Gus' Philatelic Society quilt and two others. I think this will be a binding week although I am itching to start something new! But I won't. Promise.