I can finally reveal the secret quilt I made! After travelling the breadth of Australia twice, it has arrived at its destination with Bec.
I made the extra doll quilt for the recent EB Doll Quilt Swap as a thank you for the swap organiser, Helen. She also received another one from one of the other girls. Helen asked if she could send the quilt I made over to Bec as a 'lucky door prize'.
Helen lives in Perth, so from Canberra to Perth my little quilt travelled 3905 kilometres (2426 mi). Then it went from Perth to Tumbarumba - a distance of around 3590 kilometres (2230 mi). That's a total of 7495 kilometres (4654 mi)!
Of course if it had gone direct from Canberra, it would have not been such a well-travelled little quilt, as that journey is only 260 kilometres (161 mi)!
If you were paying attention a couple of months back, I posted a little tease of the quilt, with a sneaky preview of one of the pinwheel blocks. Here is the finished product! (Click to enlarge, as always)
I am really happy with how this turned out. Again, I used Tonya's freehand fans hand-quilting technique, and while I am happy with the effect, I need a lot more practice before I'll be satisfied! Tonya recently recommended quilting the fan lines around 1/2" apart - the ones on the doll quilt are more like 5/8" or an inch.
(and yes, that's 'Mau' the original feline friend in our house - the one that didn't run away!)
Here's a back view:
I hope Bec likes it!
Meanwhile, I'm busy making Christmas gifts...the countdown is well and truly on!