First I need to apologise for not answering your comment left last week, but with my birthday and my DGD home from UNI for the week I had very very little time to my self. I will reply but sorry I haven’t yet. We had endless family meals and gatherings to see as much as our DGD and now its very quiet and flat LOL
This is what I woke up to when I looked out my window a bleak very damp day and i’m happy I can stay inside all day and sew LOL
This week Esther launched a beautiful new quilt in black to grey called Shelly it is made up of Clam Shells and is very beautiful, Here is a wall art I made over 17 years ago when living in PNG using clamshells and I had just started to quilt!!!!
This was a challenge and I made it just after I started to do patchwork I had no idea about how you make or joined them but I sure learnt a lot, Challenge was to use the same shape through out the quilt and no fabric more than once except for the borders!!!!!! Challenge was called Where the rainforest meets the reef!!!!! I call it ” The Unfinished Symphony” LOL
Slowly my wee blocks for The Secret Garden mystery BOM by Esther ALiu are growing I have 15 completed 13 waiting to have the leaves appliquéd and 12 more blocks I need to make and add the leaves, 10 days left before the next stage is released!!!!!!
Back in March this year Esther released a pattern called Scrappy Triangles I made a couple of blocks and put them aside as DH and SG was taking up all my time, recently I pulled them out again and played with them, it is so relaxing making them as You just randomly add fabrics any colour that pleases the eye at the moment. I ended up making about 12 or more instead of a couple as i was having so much funLOL Below I have put up photo’s of how I make these blocks.
I’ve chosen to use a full shape of fabric and sew my strips to it. I’m not good at using a sewing machine so this is easier for me.
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I cut out the centre so I could mark my fabric quick and perfectly every time.
sewing on my first strip
flipped and press first strip now next strip waiting to be pinned and sewn on
second strip in place.
Just keep picking up a scrappy strip and keep sewing it is soooo much fun. No planing just adding a pice of fabric you like at the moment.
3 triangles placed together
Just keep on adding triangles in to hexagons and then join hexagons up in to a quilt the size you want!!!!!
Trim back to edges.
One nicely trimmed and other been trimmed.
Slowly or quickly it grows.
They remind me of shattered stain glass
I’m having or was a lot of fun, I ahve put them away again and now back working on my SG wee blocks.
I think i will add black triangles to form the outer border?
My new planter assembled and full of herbs.
Glad I took my photo’s yesterday of the garden as to day it is raining.
Planter and two free standing pot plants holders full of herbs
Lots of heavy stones added in the gaps to stop any turkey from digging out every thing IF he gets up on my planter???? May be the cat will scare them LOL
flowers every where now.
cascade of cactus flowers
One of the Broms
They never cease to amazes me.
these are self seeded cosmos and I love to see them each year as they add so much colour to the garden.
Now you know what a tree frog looks like from underneath LOL On our lounge window.
Off to link with Esther this week she released a lovely clamshell design which many quilters will love. Also linking today with Cynthia some wonderful scrappy quilts to see on her blog.
Thank you all for taking the time to drop in. Hope where ever you are you still find time to sew a little every day or relax over a good book. Cheers Glenda