I was most disappointed then, to wake up to this
Even the dogs weren't too happy to go out in it
In England, this weather would almost certainly cause the day to be cancelled, but a bit of snow never stopped any czech driver, and the ladies arrived on time.
We started with 15 mugs, a tea pot, and lots of solid fabrics. It took a while to get going - there was a lot of moving the mugs around to find the best layout, but in the end, you just have to take the bull by the horns, and make a start
We were sustained by tea, mince pies, and lemon card tarts, which I think was a first for Jitka and Vera! You try and explain why mince meat is so called, when there is no meat in them!.
By late afternoon, we had finished the quilt top
The quilt was inspired by Sarah Fielke's "All that and the hatter" quilt in her book Hand Quilted with Love. Jitka (that's her on the right) made the tea pot in the middle from her own pattern, and has now taken the top away to quilt it! Hopefully, it might raise a few eyebrows at the Prague patchwork meeting!
I had a lovely day, ladies, thanks so much for making the journey. It is so nice to share the day with someone who is interested in sewing! And thanks for speaking English - I am so lazy not speaking czech! Hopefully we can get together again soon.
Those of you in the Sew Euro-bee-an bee may recognise the blocks, as I requested them to be made for my month in October. But don't worry ladies, I have your blocks safely in a drawer ready to make my very own quilt!