My week has been spent finishing adding the last of the hexies to the border of my 1930 GMFG hexagon quilt and making a small wall crazy quilt for a special friend who is very ill in hospital.
Roughly 12inchs by 14 inchs. Front of Cotrina’s quilt, all the patches are silk and all tiny pieces I have added relate to memories we have shared over the last 35 years of our friendship.
Back of Cotrina’s quilt Cotrina’s totem is the owl.
I started with a piece of washaway freezer paper for my base.
Ive used all the colours that Cotrina loves the most.
Then used all the colours in a rainbow and sewed the blocks down in herring-bow stitch with DMC thread as she loves rainbows.
Then added lots of memories we shared.
I have a tiny 1 1/2 inch Belgium Lace owl that I planed to use at the base on the pink fabric but still have not found it!!!! SO ended up making a wee owl yesterday but it was to big and chunky for that pink patch so adding it to the back of the quilt so this wee quilt can be hung either way.
Back of Cotrina’s quilt. Today I completed sewing the border down on the back of the quilt by hand. Now it is ready to go off to Cotrina.
Last night I added the final hexagon to my border of the 1930’s GMFG quilt after years of struggling with it. I wish I knew as much about how to do it 5 years ago as I do now LOL
Monday added my last hexagon to the border. right side of border the hexagons on the edge have been quilted so sitting nice and flat. left hand side waiting to be quilted by hand.
Just showing the difference between quilted and not quilted border.
Last night finished quilting all those border hexagons.
Now stitiching down all those wee hexagons on the back side of the border pink one is stitched down and working on the green one now. I have 32 left to do then finally the border is complete YAYYYYYYYY
1930’s GMFG quilt I’m still hand quilting about 1/2 way now. Wadding is what they call flannel in the USA
This is the first bed quilt I ever made over 20 years ago and it is still been used daily!!!! It has faded with time and washing but still has a lovely appeal. Its very soft and cuddly.
In the garden today.
this is a little wild flower that grows around here is very tiny about 1/2 of an inch long
another wild flower these are around 1 inch long.
Stunning red and green
Its been so wet the fungi is growing like wild weeds.
Beautiful colours here.
Ants are in heaven getting all the nectar.
Move over and make room for me!!!!
Right in the middle of this photo are hanging 3 large egg sacks of spiders?????
This piece of wood is caught in the web which shows how strong this web is.
spider egg sacks up close as I dared to go.
This web is so complected in its design????
This spider did not like me getting close and rushed up to the bottom egg sack when I went to close.
First time Ive seen this spider and I don’t think Id like to be bitten by it, it was nery aggressive and with those bright red colours its a good warning to stay away.
Im off to link with Esther Aliu’s WOW or WIP’s to day.
Thank you for dropping in to see me, hope you all managed as much sewing this week as I have Cheers Glenda