Thursday, November 25, 2010

Two little quilts

It’s been a long time since I had something to show you.  I have been sewing away every day, honestly, but because I’ve started so many projects and have a mind like a grasshopper, there has only been a little progress on many projects.  And really nothing that I felt like photographing for my blog.

But this week a little quilt that I have worked on all year has come home from the quilters and I am thrilled with the result.  The hand stitching on it took me forever but I enjoyed every minute of it.  I’ve yet to put on the binding, but at least I have chosen my fabric for it.

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The original pattern by Crabapple Hill has flying geese all around the border, but to my mind it looked too heavy and I decided to go with a plain border.

And this second tiny quilt is still a work in progress, but it is sooo cute.  Pattern is by Rene Plains, and I went fabric shopping in my stash.  I still have to finish adding the inner border, and then a blue border goes around the outside.  And I really do have to remove one of those buttons and align it properly (otherwise it will bug me bigtime).

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It is just starting to warm up down here, and I have spent a lot of time out in the garden.  It is just starting to grow up now, as I removed most of the overgrown rubbish that was here previously, and virtually started again.  A couple more years and it will be delightful.  It’s raining at the moment so can’t take any photos, but I’ll get to that another day.   We’ve had a huge amount of rain during spring which has been lovely, but two days ago we were rather surprised to have a day well over the 30 degree mark.  Bit of a shock to the system!

Now to go and cook something yummy for dinner.  My son is coming to visit for dinner and I’m looking forward to hearing all about his trip to Canberra and his visit with his rapidly growing up children (my grandchildren).