Finally finished my sister in law’s baby quilt. Gorgeous colours and cute vintage coordinating fabric with cycling elephants, we just need the baby to go on it. Happy stitching!
Winter has truly set in in the Southern Hemisphere. But, this year I really was out in it, through the onset and into Autumn (fall). I had forgotten how good a bracing walk feels and how beautiful Autumn is. Even the dog started to get fit. Unfortunately when nearing the equinox it’s too dark to be walking anywhere, especially with my ageing dog!
I have a dear friend, who remains out of touch with social media technology, who will be the recipient of this Hunter Star Quilt. I am pretty safe sharing it’s progress online as I am sure it’s existence will remain somewhat buried to him and luckily, as it will be his birthday gift in September. This 60″ square quilt has plenty of cutting and piecing but given its recipient has made me about 7 years worth of bespoke Christmas decorations, I owe the time and more! I am really happy with its progress so far and love the civil war replica fabric called Civil War Melodies, by Judie Rothermel who designs for Marcus Fabrics if you have never used Marcus do yourself a favour as they are a dream to work with. In Australia they are pretty pricey but worth it for special projects. Anyway, back to it. Happy Stitching!
One is never really sure how a quilt present will go over. So there is as much anticipation in the preparation as there is in the giving. Is it the right colour, does it go with their house and more importantly will they like it enough to use it? Lots of questions. When it all boils down to it though, it’s a gift from the heart, with one of the most valuable gifts we have to give, our time. So Happy Birthday Aunty, I hope your quilt is loved and used all the year round. And to my readers, it is testament as to my absence on the blog of late, to get the quilt made by the deadline. Happy Stitching!
I’ve been busily prepping the quilt top, ALL WEEKEND and another peek reveals progress has been made. There is still much to do and not much time can be wasted with my deadline looming. If only one could patch leisurely, life would be bliss. But alas, I forge on. Can’t wait for the peek to be the final reveal! Happy Stitching!
It’s been a productive weekend and as you know, I’ve been playing with my scrap bags over the last couple of weeks and I have settled on a theme for my next gift quilt. I’m pretty pleased too, as the scrap bag is yielding some nice results. You do realise when looking back at the scrap bag how much you lean to particular colours. The quilt has country feel. Also my little friend who never ever comes into my sewing room decided that it looked comfortable enough to take a pause, or should I say … paws!! Happy Stitching!!