Saturday, May 31, 2008

Orange Crush

Now that I am back from holidays it is time to catch up with the clues for Orange Crush, so Trevor decided to check the blocks to make certain that the stars are spinning in the right direction.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

During my stay in Perth it rained - in our state it has been a prolonged drought so rain is seldom seen. Therefore I had to take a photo!
The sign on a shopping centre doorway seems to indicate that it rains more frequently there.

Noticed this model dummy in a craft shop window and thought it looked so happy and cheerful so as I couldn't bring it home took a snap instead.

Friday, May 9, 2008

This week - with a question

Had 36 hours at home this week so this is some of what I managed to achieve ..
The flowers are Nerines and I picked this bunch and brought them back to Trevor's place, forgot to bring a vase ... duh!
The stack and slash I found while looking for something else :-))
Realised the reason it had become an abandoned project was because it had turned out long and skinny ... realised though that if I bordered it and finished it off it could be a door curtain for winter.
Used a batik for the border, now all of the fabrics used in the top are gone, gone ... hooray!

Question is what should I back it with?
The top will face outside so I need something to look at from the inside, therefore that rules black out.
So now this project has moved to be a ASP [already started project]

The tea for two is my starter block for my stay at home round robin.
The design is a fusible called "Sue" from Lizard of Oz

For a WOO HOO - I made the shopping bags for L. - when I cut a bag out realised there was enough fabric for two bags!!
So now it is on with the packing ready to head to Perth.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

A well known fact about me is that I like to make quilts to wrap people in with love and warmth, but I do not like to make cushions!!

However L. appeared the other day with some foam rubber and a length of rubber backed curtaining and asked for it to become an outdoor cushion.
This is the result, L. likes it - and I still do not like making cushions.
Will make her a grocery shopping bag from the remnants and that will be much more to my liking.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Charm swaps

April's charm swaps were for florals and yellows, these were minewhich were sent this week.

Hearts for Trevor

The back of the heart quilt will be log cabin , with the heart blocks quilted on the front when they are joined the quilt will be finished!

The request for hearts asked for them to be in blues and or yellow.
The reasoning for this is that Trevor that blue is the colour of the sky and the sea with yellow being the colour of the sun and the sand.
The variety of styles of hearts plus the different fabrics still stuns me.
The hearts also are a tangible, tactile way of receiving a cyberhug.
We had no idea that so many people would care enough to send hearts, very humbling.
To each and everyone go our heartfelt thanks.
The intention is to post photos of all the hearts here over the next week or so.

Currently the hearts etc are stored in these containers.

The pile of letters and cards with hearts for Trevor.
Have an album for storing the letters and cards but it will need something much larger than that.