Category Archives: quilts and pictures

6-word-Saturday

Girls’ night for film and popcorn Jock’s away, and K very kindly fetched me for a girls’ night in at the Mill It was a beautiful evening and the garden was full of colour and bees, so I took lots … Continue reading

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Scrap Happy Quadrille

Guilty Quilty Quadrille I confess, to buying fabric yesterday though my oversized scrap bin spills a glorious coloured fabric-fall crying out for use in another scrap quilt.. I couldn’t resist the siren lure of the jewel hues of textile shouting … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Small walk on the wild side I haven’t been walking much lately, but as summer has finally put its head round the door, the least I could do was go out and welcome it.  The grassy path earns its name, … Continue reading

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Quilt Gallery 2 up

with rescued and re-photographed pictures of early quilts from before the  computer crash  – see header bar.

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Say not the struggle naught availeth

Yesterday I was struggling with a single Dresden Plate block for Kate in Queensland, finished today.   Never has so much time, effort and angst produced such a pathetic result. I will send it off anyway, in case she can cannibalise … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Inbox crammed with rubbish – clearout needed It’s taken me an hour just to tidy up the computer, but I feel better now! I finished the pineapple child’s quilt last night, and am now mulling over another design in my … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

First butterfly embroidered on pineapple quilt two more large ones to go plus several smaller ones.  Working with the hoop makes my back hurt, so I do it in small instalments. We had a delightful lunch party at Pirou Plage … Continue reading

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Scrappy Pineapple

Kate Chiconi hosts a monthly scrap quilt challenge here.  I’m very slow these days so this is as far as I’ve got with my current scrappy project:   I’m struggling to use the hoop (something I loathe) but perhaps practice will … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Late today – other things to do I‘d pinned the elements together for my pineapple quilt, but didn’t get round to stitching them until after lunch, so that I could take a photo.  Glaring faults show up but I think … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Two steps forwards, one step backwards. I haven’t made much progress with my second pineapple quilt project this week. Energy levels low and too many naps!   Three blocks are finished but I’ve run out of the teal fabric to … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

What a week – words fail me   a collection of scraps for the start of a new pineapple patchwork project – the fiddliness of the blocks I did for Kate recently must have morphed in my mind into simplicity, … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Just finished a project — now what? The project was to make 4 x 12 1/2″ blocks for Kate Chiconi who is making a quilt using the colours Teal and cream or beige for a fundraising quilt for ovarian cancer.  I started … Continue reading

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6-word-Saturday

Finished in the nick of time for Charline’s birthday on Tuesday, though I still have to make the cushion filler.  For the purpose of the picture I stuffed an old cushion inside the new cover.  If I have time I’ll … Continue reading

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Haiku resolution

In order to stimulate my flagging muse, I have decided to write and post at the very least a haiku, senryu or tanka every day in what’s left of March, in preparation for Napowrimo in April.  Here’s today’s heartfelt senryu: … Continue reading

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The sun shone and we’re having a happy weekend.

Yesterday we went to Hambye, where a delightful quilt shop can be found.  After months of making scrap quilts, I bought some fabrics which appealed to me, but with which I hadn’t the foggiest notion what I would make. Then … Continue reading

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