and it has a label
Now it needs to be wrapped, have the air excluded and off to my friendly lady at the Post Office. Then winging its way to Taiwan. When I asked No1 Son if he would like a quilt top or wall hanging this was his reply
Its good to hear that the Fishes Wall hanging is being worked on again. I think I would like to hang it on the wall. Do you remember the quilt that I usually put on my bed? It has been well used and washed numerous times. Some of the stitching has come undone and the piping around the edges has become a bit worn. But rest assured that it has been well loved and used. Therefore, with the Fishes Wall Hanging, I think to preserve it better, a wall hanging would be best.
Its nice when one's quilts are used and not put in the cupboard isn't it.
He also wrote......
A couple of weeks ago, I went walking to a different part of town and I came across a shop with four or five ladies quilting. I went in and spoke a little with them Apparently they quilt by hand and don't use a machine. The quilting patterns I saw were very much like the ones you have done. I mentioned that you have been quilting for about 20 years and they were very impressed. Maybe quilting is an International Language. I am sure if you came across and went into this shop. I would have a hard time getting you out. I asked about the material and they said it was all imported from American, Japan and Australia.
I guess he knows his Mother quite well lol. he writes about his time in Taiwan at http://travellingaussiephil.blogspot.com/
This is my first finish for 2010 (apart from the Postcards) and a first UFO finish for the year. And I guess I should admit it was started in 2006. A Block of the Month.
Numerous Problems in receiving it, very basic pattern, and the backing fabric came in two lots, hence one of my blocks was cut different to the others, I can see it, but I am not telling. A few hitches along the way but I think to make up for it The Shop was very generous in their smaller coloured pieces. I now have quite a few bits left over. I did it as a BOM because it gave me so many different fabrics. All in all, well worth the Trial and Tribulation.
Hesitant in taking it up again after all these years, but it went together well. The machine behaved itself perfectly, even if I did need to rest it when it overheated.
And it did take a long time to hand stitch the binding down.
If anyone would like the pattern, its for free as I don't think I will make another one, the first to send me an email - its yours