If you're a regular visitor to this blog you may know about my Lighthouse Quilt (if you want a reminder you can click on the list of labels on the left)
This is a real procrastination quilt - I'd rather do anything than work on it (OK, *almost* anything, I haven't resorted to cleaning bathrooms yet). However, it's been in the making for two years and needs to be ready for an 80th birthday next month, so I really had to get on with it.
The centre was completed about a year ago:
(21st century problems: getting a photo from the blog when you are using an iPad, bah!)
Since then I have added a border of embroidered rope, but nothing more. However with a completely free Saturday I have now managed to create 26 marine alphabet flags
And with a mostly free Sunday I have started joining them so I can add them as a border:
AND I have converted the flags into embroidery designs so the 4 corners will have the birthday message spelt out in flags
So this might actually be finished before the big day!