This wall quilt was designed by Esther Aliu several years ago it was a mystery BOM and all who made it had so much fun and ended up with a stunning Christmas wall hanging my family look forward to seeing it go up each year now.
This may be my last blog before Christmas so Id like to say I hope you are all with family and friend over this time. Foe those of you who will not be I hope the day is full of messages from family and friends. All the very very best wishes for 2017.
Its very cloudy out side at present so dark inside have taken a couple of close ups for those who want to have a good look LOL those 12 days before Christmas appliqués are free standing so can be removed if one ever wanted to wash the quilt.
I added more Christmas parcels to the bottom of my tree and added large candles at the sides so my wall hanging is much bigger than the original design.
Only sewing I have done this week has been a little hand quilting and many hrs appliqué on my LE
How many hours does it take to make LE I have been asked?????? I say years LOL
I love this middle centre; centres each side are not completed yet!!!!
How many hours do I spend on my LE I have been asked?????? Well those 4 tiny pale pink centre pieces (they look white here) took me 2 hrs to appliqué on last night!!!!!!!
OK an Update for Margaret who wanted a close ups of those tiny Pieces I appliquéd last night
Hi Margaret hope this photo helps. back ground fabric is brocade silk difficult to stitch through as it is so thick and tightly woven. I use a number 12 needle and bottom line thread to make it a little easier to push through the fabric. pale pink silk is a very very light weight silk that I have added iron-on-washaway freezer paper to give it some body and hopefully will not wear out to quickly. Pieces are 1 1/2 inchs long and 1/4 wide at the widest point. I found it fiddly to get those fine tapped points.
I was looking for something and found this panel instead and had to hang it, more circles LOL When I die people will think of circles LOL
Some times we find treasures made by another in the most unexpected places. Last week this embroidery came in to the shop, they had priced it for a couple of dollars, I picked the frame up to turn it around for the shoppes to see and realised it was needle work, the more I looked the more I saw. The dark waves are made from fine leather and I think most likely was gold but the weather up here is cruel to any thing leather and it is mouldy and now dark brown, I will see what i can do to restore it????? Frame is covered in dust and so is the cloth so IP will cover it with a fine gauze and try vacuum cleaning it first. It was hung this way
See how the threads are against the light and it looks dull!!!!!
Now I thought Im sure it should be hung the other way up??????
Walla!!!!! for years it must have been hung the other way!!!!!! Now we have a land scape with hills and then floating clouds or waves????? All the threads stand alone now and its magical.
Now to spend a few days cleaning it up, move the hanging wire so it hangs this way up and see what a beauty she is????
Our local Anglican 100 plus years old church.
Our local Opp Shop that I do volunteering work in is just below this church, we come under its umbrella.
I had been shopping at the old markets and while walking back noticed for the first time this photo shot of our 100 year old Anglican church, It was painted last year. Below it is were our Op Shop is built and I spend lots of my time. mostly laughing there.
Flame tree flowers.
Giant Brom’s in flower
Heliconia a beautiful bunch
These torch heliconias never cease to amaze me????
Pink Ginger Bud. This ginger is not eatable.
Ginger in full flower a stunning plant to have in ones garden but needs a good 4 meters square of space to grow well.
Native passion fruit flower does not produce fruit though.
My favourite tropical flower that is a native of here.
This little fellow was only about 1 1/2 inches. He was very difficult to photograph as every time I got close enough to take a shot he would do a little dance step side ways LOL.
Find the frog?????? He’s about 1 inch long. he must have come in when the door was left open. He has sat there all day and not moved an inch. I will put him out side tonight when he will want to start looking for food.
Thank you for visiting and staying long enough to read this LOL Im off to link up with Esther now.