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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Sundries

Another Boomerang Bag ready to be released. Cute fabric, yes? 


More colour appearing in the garden. The Banksia rose in full flow. Competing with the clematis for space.


The driveway garden is looking nice. 



Vegetable garden all tidied up for summer, tomato plants in with their good friends marigolds close by.



All looking very sharp after the ministrations of two super duper WWOOFERS Lena and Maile who spent last week with us. 

My city of itty bitty houses 



was crying out for some greenery so I planted a Christmas Tree Farm.




Thanks for popping by

Linda

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Sweet Peas....

...a small gathering of Sweet Peas today. 

Margaret showed her completed Forest Friends  mini quilt. It's very bright and colourful. 



Andreena is once again looking towards Christmas. She has made these snow crystals. These are large, about 10 inches tall. Andreena assures us they are easy to make. If you want to know how to make them there is a tutorial on You Tube. 




Andreena is also constructing these fabric baskets for her Christmas Day table setting. 



Andreena gifted Peggy this Santa panel which I quilted. 



Thanks for popping by.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Sunday sundries

Finally in spite of all the rain some colour is appearing in the garden. The clematis looks superb this year.







A sneak peek at quilting in progress...


The cats know what to do on a rainy dreary day




Thanks for popping by.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Jenny’s Raspberry Ripple

When Jenny gave me her beautiful Candlewick quilt to stitch my mind went into a creative spin. So much space to play with!

Candlewick quilt

After a chat with Jenny we hatched a plan. The first thing I did was cut a piece of batting to place behind each stitchery. This was to give extra puff to create a Fuax trapunto effect. I spray basted these to the back of each block before carefully loading it onto the frame with Soft and bright batting through the whole quilt. I wanted that candlewicking  to pop.

Here are some before and after photos to show how that worked.

These love birds are so romantic:

Candlewick love birds

I think this butterfly is my favourite block:

Candlewick butterfly

The centre block presented its own challenges as it required a repeat of the outer sashing quilting. Almost a a miniature quilt.

Candlewick medalion

Different patterns for the sashings/borders:

raspberry ripple sashing border treatments

Candlewick corner stone

I always get a kick out of how a simple piece of calico can be totally transformed with quilting.

Raspberry calico sashing

Of course you would like to see the whole finished quilt wouldn’t you?

Candlewick quilt

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Please pop on over to Jenny’s blog to read her story about this quilt.

The back of Raspberry Ripple looks super too. Almost like a whole cloth quilt. Two for the price of one!

raspberry ripple backing

Thanks for popping by on what has been a dreary grey day. I have heard that spring is coming but it seems a little overdue.


  

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