WOW 19th April 2017 with Esther Aliu

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.

Front of Cotrina's quilt

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

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.

Ive used all the colours that Cotrina loves the most.

Then used all the threads c in a rainbow

Then used all the colours in a rainbow and sewed the blocks down in herring-bow stitch with DMC thread as she loves rainbows.

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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

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

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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.

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Just showing the difference between quilted and not quilted border.

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Last night finished quilting all those border hexagons.

Now stitiching down all thsoe

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.

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!!!!

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

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.

another wild flower these are around 1 inch long.

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Stunning red and green

Its been so wet the fungi is growing like wild weeds.

Its been so wet the fungi is growing like wild weeds.

Beautiful colours here.

Beautiful colours here.

Ants are in heaven getting all the nectar.

Ants are in heaven getting all the nectar.

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Move over and make room for me!!!!

Right in the middle of this photo are hanging 3 large egg sacks of spiders?????

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.

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.

spider egg sacks up close as I dared to go.

This web is so complected in its design????

This web is so complected in its design????

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This spider did not like me getting close and rushed up to the bottom egg sack when I went to close.

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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

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8 Responses to WOW 19th April 2017 with Esther Aliu

  1. Plum Cox says:

    Your friend is unlucky to be ill, but lucky to have you as a caring friend to make her a tiny quilt filled with love and happy memories. It’s a lovely piece that you’ve created for her.
    Love your hexagons too – a long running project, but delightful! Your work is inspirational.

    • glenda says:

      Hi Plum thanks for visiting and stopping long enough to chat. Baby sitting to day so no stitching been done LOL But its so lovely having the little ones for the day. Hugs Glenda

  2. Karen says:

    lovely quilts and I like how you are finishing off the hexies – a lot of work though. Love the garden flowers and plants they are so pretty and so totally different from what I have in the states.

  3. Kyle says:

    What a sweet quilt filled with special memories for both you and your friend. The hexies are beautiful and will be extra lovely when you’re finished. I’d stay away from that spider too, pretty but probably not too nice.

    • glenda says:

      Hi Kyle and thank you for stopping by and chatting. Yes it is filled with lots of memories. Interesting thing about the hexy quilt I’m starting to see so many new things I’d over looked, by quilting each little hexagons and now thinking this was made by different quilters, some pieces of the green hexie’s have two and 3 pieces of fabric joined to make the fabric big enough to cut out the hexie!!!!. I thought all the green was the same fabric but there are many different green fabrics been used. The flower coloured pattern fabric I thought was from 1930 but now seeing much older pieces from 1920 and earlier. Many of the plain fabrics have faded all most grey if it was blue or green !!!!! Plus the stitches vary? Cheers Glenda

  4. What a very thoughtful crazy quilt for for your friend! It’s beautiful! I love all the little additions, especially the teeny bag!!!! And such a gorgeous backing too! It was nice to see how you made the block! You are a kind friend!
    Great to see your first quilt is still being used!
    I’ve enjoyed reading about your hexie project too!
    Oh, how I love your pictures from the garden ….. but please don’t get yourself bitten by a nasty in your own garden!
    Take care!
    Hugs from Barbara x

  5. Shez says:

    wow Glenda such beautiful work and love your garden.

  6. Lorraine says:

    Ooh I am loving your crazy patch and your 1930s GMG.

    Thank you for sharing.

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