We are over 1/2 way in Sept which means it’s almost Oct and 3/4 of the way through 2017 and I have not done 1/2 the quilt work I wanted to this year!!!!!
This week I have been baby sitting and having visitors so not a lot done but my garden is looking nice LOL
I started these blocks so long ago Ive forgotten when pulled them yesterday when looking for some thing else LOL I showed you these last week well I did fill in one using the pattern block of part 7 of The Secret Garden by Esther Aliu’s 2017 BOM!!!!!
SO another block finished and only 9 to go LOL
Still plodding along on my part7 triangle, not sure what it is about these wee blocks but I get so much enjoyment out of making them which is just as well as its been a couple of months that I have worked on them at night time. I still have not found the first 4 I made????
Bottom 1/2 of Lucie’s quilt top waiting to be appliquéd by hand and machine I only have 14 days left!!!!!!
Last week I showed you two quilt tops that had been made by women in a workshop and they were given to me to finish???????
These are the two quilts that need to be finished this one is a double or King size almost.
Number 2 quilt top single or small double quilt top.
I need to come up with a solution to finish these two quilt tops with out any costs?????? or very little! On Sunday two new duvet covers were handed in to the shop single and double?
Here we have the very large quilt top and the double duvet cover that was handed in to the shop ? It will be perfect to back the double quilt if I unpick it, slightly smaller than the quilt top BUT the back can be used for the single quilt and the left over can be added to front green. I will make them covette’s so no batting required my solution is solved bar time and I will just have to fit that in some how.
Do you remember the the first thing you ever quilted??????
I went to a class on how to learn Hawaiian quilting? On Tonga Island about 20 years ago and this lovely women from Hawaii spent a morning with 12 of us teaching us the rocking stitch that the Hawaiian women use . Before she started she said if you are not prepared to sit here for 4 hrs while I teach you then another 4 hrs at home you will be wasting my time and yours because thats how long it will take you to learn this way and never forget it!!!!!!! It was true it took me just over 7 hrs that day and to be honest I threw the towel in at one stage and cried on my bed with frustration as I so wanted to learn.
My piece of fabric was a 30inch square of plain calico when I started to learn the rocking motion for Hawaiian quilting. It was just a piece of blank calico but I tooth brush painted it after I’d finished quilting it all. I learnt to do this before I started to do patchwork.
Close up of those small stitches I had to learn????? I drew this simple design as I wanted to learn to do very straight lines and curves in the one lesson LOL
Last week a lovely piece of synthetic silk fabric was handed in to the shop when we opened it we found it had either been left in the sun or some thing had been spilt on it. Been silk like it is very difficult to photograph.
This is the other 1/2 of the fabric . I brought it home as I will cut out the flowers so it does not matter that it is bleached in parts those flowers will still be OK to use.
Back of fabric see all those lovely rainbow colours they used in the weft of this piece of fabric..
these flowers will be so lovely to use in Broderie Perse
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Garden is smelling so fresh after a full day of rain it’s been 7 weeks of no rain which I’m so happy about but not the trees LOL
I spent a day cleaning up this area last week.
Even the back of tropical leaves are fascinating.
and dead leaves even fascinate me.
Off to join up with Esther on her blog now. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to read my blog. I will enjoy visiting you if you leave you name and blog. . Cheers Glenda