Saturday, January 23, 2010

Picnic Quilt progress

I've been busy completing the blanket-stitching on each of the basket blocks for the picnic quilt. (something to stitch at night whilst 'watching' the tv.) There are fifteen basket blocks in total. Now that I have finished all of the hand-stitching, it was time to machine stitch them into the quilt top. Here in this photo, I am adding the inner border of red and white check fabric.

It is very colourful don't you think? (and I've used up lots of  odd bod bits of tartan/plaid fabrics that I had for ages) I'm not sure what fabric I'll use for the backing yet, probably a dark fabric.
I think it will be just the thing to take along on picnics and family gatherings.
Happy stitching,
Sandi x

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Coming for a Walk?

Put on your joggers and come with me for a walk. Up the big hill and across to the old dairy. Everything is so lush and green again since we have had rain. Don't you love the old cart? I think they have recycled an old iron bed to make this beauty.

Further over in the field, the farmer has recycled an old bath to use as a cow trough. A friend of mine retreived one from the father-in-law's farm, and had it restored. It looked fabulous in her bathroom!

Come on, Dash, we've got a way to go yet!  :)  (mostly downhill now).
See you next time!
Sandi x
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Put your clogs on.....oh, and bring your brolly

A damp start to the year.....we have had lots of lovely rain.
The rainwater tanks are full.
Little things are growing....

The rain brings in the little frogs to the window at night,.....

and the resident house gecko makes an appearance.

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

65 Roses Project

This morning, I finished the block for the 65 Roses project for CF (Cystic Fibrosis). Now I just have to post it off. The roses (my design) are coloured with prismacolor pencils, sealed with fabric/textile medium, then embroidered.
Kathreen (from WhipUp) is going to combine 65 rose blocks to make a quilt to be auctioned at the CF Gala Event in Canberra, later this year. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.
Sandi xx
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