Check out this Opshop bargain. Two meters of Patchwork cotton for $2!
Has a bit of a Christmas look, don’t you think?
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Fellow quilter and good friend Debbie popped around yesterday to give us this:
Isn’t it great? Bright and vibrant just like Debbie.
We’re going to hang it on the back of our front door. It’s going to brighten up our entrance way. We need to a bit of work on the height it is going to hang at but doesn’t it look great?
Thanks Debbie, we love it.
On Thursday Peggy wrote about our scrap harvesting session.
We have a lot of 2” squares which lead me to dig out an old UFO
Today I have been busy stitching lots of these:
Ready to make lots of these:
To add to this:
Did I mention that I love scrappy quilts?
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….way back in 1999/2000 I collected a lot of Year 2000 fabrics and fabrics with a astronomy theme. I decided to use them plus scrap from the construction of my starry top to make the back.
Who remembers this fabric?
Peggy gave me this dramatic night time city scene from her stash.
That’s it bye bye starry fabrics.
When I was teaching at Clever Hands last weekend Jane came in to show us her creative story quilt. Jane is very much into recycling and repurposing. The base of her quilt is a recycled blanket which she has hand stitched 3 rows of fancy stitches around.She has used fussy cut bark cloth to create “beds” of flowers on the background. This he stitched down in Broderie Perse style.
Then the fun part, she made lots of little dolls to represent special women in her life. These tuck into bands on the quilt. Her friends are having a garden party together.
I’m sorry I didn’t get a picture of the whole quilt flat but here are a couple more glimpses:
Very different and creative.Thanks for sharing Jane.
Look at this wonderful Cross stitch:
When I saw this it was crumpled and stained but couldn’t leave it behind could I?
A good soak in Sard and then dash of Janola and it has been totally transformed.
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Three years ago some of my quilting friends made me this very special quilt.
I understand the colour recipe was: purples, pinks, pansies, butterflies, cats.
There are some super fabrics in this quilt.
Love this block, whacko cats and a butterfly.
I never get tired of this quilt.
I feel happy every time I see it.
I haven’t talked about the girls (chooks) for a while. You are probably longing for an update. Our Brother in Law John is visiting just now. With the assistance of the new portable chicken fence we have purchased John was able to take the girls around to the vegetable garden. John weeded, and the girls assisted.
A winning team!! Thanks for showing the girls a good time John.