Sorry ladies - for those of you who also check up on the Spring Fling Round Robin blog this will be a double case of deja vu as I inadvertently posted this little lot onto that blog by mistake - duh - too big a hurry, too many things to do at once!!! Maybe I should just stick to trying to do one thing properly at once :o)))
Sadly it would appear that it has gone to the great quilting bee in the sky - courtesy of the postal service either here in the UK or across the Channel in its recipient's country
So I volunteered to try and recreate it as closely as I could
I know my stash is ridiculously bulging but I'm afraid I haven't got the exact match for the fabrics Jeanette used for the centre.
However I did have some in similar colours.
Here's the new centre - hope it's close enough Jeanette - I'm afraid the green spots had to make way for stripes instead as my only polka dot green needs the viewer to wear sunglasses - not the right colour family at all. I have tried to replicate the pattern as best I can - the purple star points were foundation pieced - I didn't trust myself to do them any other way especially without the original pattern
Then the offset border - again I'd used up or sent on all the cream with gold spots I used last time so this is the best I could come up with
Finally I'm stitching the applique on - my purple is also tone on tone but with lighter details rather than Jeanette's fabric which had a darker self coloured pattern. I think the replacement will give the same general impression even if it's not a complete carbon copy.
Thank goodness I took photos for the blog or else I wouldn't have been able to remember the original or the accompanying label which I will also try to replicate as well as I'm able
Then, once I've completed the applique - hopefully this evening - it's back to finishing of all those hearts I guess...........