Not sure where the last 7 days went but they sure flew by. I Don’t have much to show this week but I have been sewing steadily throughout the week mostly doing my sashiko quilting and sewing my 365 circles
Below are some squares that I unpicked from a 1/2 finished quilt I found in an Opp Shop.
Some squares I unpicked from a 1/2 made quilt I found in an Opp Shop. Im going to cut them up in to 2inch squares to use as my headers and enders which Im making in to 4 square patch blocks then joining those and finally ending up with 36 square patch blocks!!!!may be one day will have enough to make a postage stamp quilt? sitting below sewing machine is a64 patch and to the left is a pile of 4 patches they grow so quickly while Im working on Little Hazel.
These are 6inch blocks but every fabric is a different weight, the pink is so fine you can see through it, I have had them in the draw for years now so finally they will be used. So this week its been a lot of cutting?
I have been doing sashiko hand quilting on my 365circles quilt during the week, all though it is slow going as the backing is of such a tight weave and I can only do one stitch at a time Im over 3/4 of the way now.
My 365 circles, I have sashiko quilted around all the circles around the edges and now just have the centre circles to quilt around.
Close up of the sashiko quilting. Im quilting around each circle only.
Back of my first of 4 365 circles quilt. Im quilting around the edges first as this is my first time at sashiko quilting.
Close up Im using a colton crochet thread while doing sashiko quilting on this quilt.
My next 90 circles are made up ready to be sewn together, here are some of them Im sewing together this morning. I need to get these done or I will fall behind on my days. these take me till the beginning of June. Then I will have another 160 circles to make up!!!!!
Some times you have some thing and don’t realise what it is. For years may be 25 I have had these fabrics, they were given to me while in PNG the person who gave them to me said they were to difficult to work with, and yes they are as the weave is sooo tight and the fabric has this smooth glossy shine to it. To day I woke up to what it is or what I think it is Chintz fabrics. In the past I have cut out the flowers and appliquéd them on to borders of my quilts, doing buttonhole stitch around the flowers then added embroidery as well. It takes me hours to do but Im sure they are Chintz fabrics now??????
Chintze fabrics I think??? the colours are glorious and the flowers so beautiful.
Close up of those beautiful fabrics. Are they Chintz?????
In the garden this morning.
Hanging air roots from the fig tree. A fig tree is far to big for a home garden but it was here when we moved in????
The last big rain-trees on our block, we have lost the others in cyclones
A clump of self seeded heliconias
Rod picked this bunch of bananas on the week end and we have it hanging in the car-shed so that the fruit bats will not eat them over the next few nights. we have two fingers cut off ripping in the house. these will ripen over the next week or 10 days. You can see the ones on the right are ripening all ready.
Below is all that remands of the bush that holds the berries on the palms, they look stunning if spray painted black, silver or gold, the florists love them to us in very large flower arrangements.
Close up of this stunning variegated Lilly, there is a bud there at the base about to open its perfume is incredible.
You don’t often see this variegated Lilly but it makes a stunning feature in a garden.
Just been repotted, I love to add animals china, pottery or wooden in the garden for the grandies to find.
Two little chairs I ahve rescued from the shop, I have started cleaning them up and I think I will add some flowers and then varnish them?
New plant Rod brought home on Friday and I potted up over the week end, we don’t have this colour in the garden.
Its repotting time, after a year the soil has compressed so much and is about 4 to 6 inches from the top of the pots so we remove all the stones (to keep the turkeys from digging out the plants) and fill with fresh potting mix.
Stones on the below pot are all crystal boulders, if you cut them in half they are full of crystals. all found locally in OZ
Below Two little pottery pigs playing in there some where?
Often the Broms flowers are in the shape of berries to start with , then these flower.
Staghorn fern with a fresh petal forming.
Well thats it for this week, if I get to the beach I will update later in the day.
Off to link with Esther now.
Thanks for dropping in. Please drop a line so I can visit you. Cheers Glenda