Oh gosh how did it get to Dec tomorrow???????
This week I have been working on my darling golly dolls, so many happy child hood memories have been woken. I hope they are giving many of you those same lovely memories.
I decided to choose black as my sashings as there was so much cream calico around my little friends. I then thought they look so lonely they need some thing? Im very partial to circles so I sat down one evening and cut and cut out circles, Hubby had just rediscover some rolls of 1/4 inch rainbow bias that I had bought in Japan about 8 years ago in the heating box on the week-end when he was cleaning it out and this was perfect for the ballon strings effect.
Im not going to add Mumma Golly that I made here as it did not balance and I wanted to use every one of these adorable blocks, I will make a cover for the quilt to go in and use Mumma on the cover. So Im leaving the top centre block black and will fill it with Balloons!!!!
Close up of the bottom 6 blocks so you can see how Im playing with the rainbow bias and balls or balloons? None of this is sewn down all just placed to see what it will look like.
Sunday morning I sewed and sewed and managed to join the first 1/2 of this wee quilt, since then I have been baby sitting and working but did manage to hand sew down all one side of the bias strips so they are anchored and won’t drop off.
Sunday morning I sewed and sewed and managed to join the first 1/2 of this wee quilt Then Ironed on and balloons and bias strings.
Close up of a couple so so sweet.
Every quilter who made these sweeies wrote their names on hearts I had sent to them these I have ironed on to the front of the blocks they made. SO it’s really a friendship quilt.
Quilt needs to be quiet a bit wider so will make a 4 1/2 inch border this will add another 8inchs enough to be practical. I wanted some thing in yellow and found this fabic this morning from around 1970!!!!! Haven’t a clue were it came from to long ago LOL May be it was to be a tablecloth we use to use them every day in the 60 70 and 80’s. But it is full of sunny yellow sunflowers.
I ripped some 5inch strips off the fabric and have placed it around the first 1/2 of the blocks and I like it, happy yellow sun flowers perfect.
Have to go to work for a while will add garden photos when I come back that I took this morning. Cheers Glenda
Back again 10am Have been up since 1/4 to 5 by mistake I might add LOL I thought it was 1/4 to 6am!
1/4 to 5 this morning we were well and truly in the clouds taken from my front area looking down to the river and the range which you can not see!!!!
Have just taken this photo 1pm same spot but 8 hrs later Lovely blue skies and sunny temps around 29C
Splashes of colour in the garden this morning very early LOL.
These are a native of PNG just above Australia.
Lovely splash of pink
Broms never fail to amaze me with their colours
a perfect ball of red
A perfect ball of red star flowers?????
This amazing flower grows from a bulb so is some kind of Lilly, it comes up every 6 months and surprises me!
This morning at 5am I saw this Curlew in the garden they are night birds and I love their call but hubby says to him its like some one is been strangled LOL I was so happy to see this one in our garden but I wont tell hubby LOL
They are fascinating birds they stand perfectly still for hrs on end don’t move a muscle and you can walk right pass them and not notice them. my path needs a lot of help, hope DG wants some work this holiday LOL
He or she will be still standing some where in my garden but I have not seen it since early this morning, I guess I will have to get up during the night to see it again LOL
I have linked with Esther on her blog to day WOW or WIP’s is each Wednesday. Hope you are all finding time to sew or do some thing you enjoy doing Kind Regards Glenda