Friday, March 31, 2017

Wonderful willing workers

This past week we have had four super young people staying with us. 
From left to right we have Antonia, Logan, Andrew and Marlene. 

The girls have been to stay with us before in December last year. They are on their way home to Germany now. The guys are from America and they are just starting their journey around New Zealand. 


The weather has not been great but in spite of that a lot has been achieved. The girls worked in the garden and completed tasks indoors. The guys main mission was to clean down the garage door and panelling by our front door, then paint those areas. All done! 

It's always lots of fun having these young people to stay. We do so appreciate all the work they do for us. 

Thanks, Marlene, Antonia, Logan and Andrew. We wish you all well with your futures adventures. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Kaikoura we care……

A couple of weeks ago Peggy and I whipped up a two quilts for Aotearoa Quilters appeal:

Cosy Kiwi Kids
Aotearoa Quilters have been making and sharing quilts for the Cosy Kiwi Kids in the North Island. They have been very well received and it has helped to keep kids warm in homes that are cold and damp.
Bobby Duncan heads an industrious team of volunteers, making sure tops or unfinished quilts donated are completed ready to meet their new owners. This is her update.
"In all we have had 612 quilts (either finished or just tops) donated.  250 were sent to Porirua, 244 have gone to Rotorua.  There are 20 finished with Bobby at the moment , 8 out for binding, 12 out for quilting and 78 tops still to be quilted.  There have been 62 tops quilted so far."
We are getting ready to donate the next batch to the community in Kaikoura and surrounding towns who suffered such loss in the earthquake on November 14th.
Cot and single size quilts are always welcome. When you send or deliver your quilts, please let Bobby know where you would like your quilts to go.
If you have quilts you would like to donate please send them to Bobby as detailed below
Bobby Duncan
Fabrics By Three
17 Fleetwood Grove
Kapiti Coast 5036.

First up this construction panel quilt :

Kaikoura KIds quilt 1

Secondly this bright owl panel:

Kaikoura KIds quilt 2

Lovely bright flannel on the back of this one.

Kaikoura KIds quilt 3

All packed and ready to go plus three other quilts. We have requested that our quilts go to Kaikoura.


















Sunday, March 12, 2017

Some sunshine in my day

It has been a pleasure to quilt  Clare of lotsmooredesigns stitchery and patchwork quilt. 


I loved working on this quilt. It seems such a happy quilt. Clare requested that I kept the quilting soft so I just outlined each stitchery two times with a little added detail inside. The patchwork blocks I kept simple too with some fanlight shapes and leaves.



......and of course feathers for the borders. 

Thank you for sending your beautiful quilt to me Clare. 

.....and thank you for popping by. 


Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Rochelle’s Row by Row

In 2015 Rochelle participated in a Row by Row challenge with Taupo Quiltmakers. After her top had matured in  a dark place for awhile Rochelle asked me to quilt it.
Rochelle Row by row_1
Soft curly paisley loops for the main body of the quilt but these blocks begged for a little something special:
Rochelle Row by row close up1
Rochelle Row by row close up2
Rochelle Row by row close up3
Thanks for popping by.
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