February may be a short month but it has been a very long month for me. Getting my Garden Party Down Under second month instructions complete of a 12 month project has been a challenge. A minor error with my interpretation of mirror image threw me off a bit, but my quilt guild obligations as both treasurer and second in command membership co-chair has me running about like crazy. February ends the guild's fiscal year and as we are a 501(c)7 we have mountains of federal and state tax forms. Plus getting everyone on board for a budget meeting. I am also involved with helping plan our guild's quilt show in April. My home is were all the meetings take place as I can easily sit 15 or 20 people, and my husband makes the best cookies.The above picture is how the vines should have been finished on my GPDU. But because my error had the vines ending as opposite angles I could not complete them in the correct manner.
Thus I ended them as you see here. I am very happy with how I managed to save the day.
Only the very last dog ear border on the bottom to go. I should be able to get that on by Monday and be ready to start March instructions on Tuesday. Do I need another project, NO! But this guy might just be too cute to pass up. Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom offers monthly free patterns for very fun appliqué projects. I have a daughter that volunteers with a feral cat rescue team feeding and trapping feral cats and getting them neutered and returned to their colonies. They have a couple fund raisers each year to help pay for the vet services. I took advantage of this particular February free pattern and hope to slip it in-between some of my more challenging scheduled obligations.