Wednesday, November 30, 2011


yep spells sleep, however Rowing Man and I are feeling just a little sleep depraved right about now,

enjoy your day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

this last week or so

 I have traced this design out so I can do this in the car on the way to Timaru this afternoon
 and pieced this quilt top together, binding ready, just needs to find it's way to the quilty machine
 and really enjoyed putting this little fellow together, we had a workshop over the weekend so quite a few of these about now..
 potted out some garden colour
added sashing & borders to this Christmas pressie, it too needs to find it's way to the quilty machine
and a bit of hand quilting just to keep the fingers busy at night time
let me leave you with this snapshot taken on my walk yesterday morning, these are the beginnings of this years pine cones, isn't the colour stunning?
enjoy your week,

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Bloggers Quilt Festival 2011 - Mt Cook Sunrise

this quilt began when we lived in Dunedin and was a group project with my Dunedin quilt group - The Garage Ladies. Michelle led us with this quilt, and it was the first time for me to do foundation piecing, I just love it now and teach this class several times a year
 not the best piccie, but in my haste to get this post up, the best that I could do as I just couldn't find where I have stored the better photos,
 it currently hangs in my shop, just over the batik collection, as I find these work very well in this type of quilt. I made this to hang on the bedroom wall of our holiday home here in Twizel, that was way before we moved here, the colours in this are so reminiscent of the magnificent sunrises and sunsets that we have here in paradise
 I really loved putting this quilt together, and I love teaching it as well. It is fascinating watching others put their own mark on this design, and watch it all come together. I have been meaning to try it out in black and white, with just a splash of red, ...stunning, but then it would hardly be Mt Cook Sunrise then huh..
 I am off to Temuka today, taking The Rowan Tree Quilt Gallery for an Ashfield Manor House in Temuka for a Garden Walk, Quilt Show & Mini Fete
 at least the weather is a bit kinder today with blue skies, and no snow or rain like yesterday, much better weather for a garden walk!
then I am coming back to finish off this quilt, which is a surprise Christmas present for someone that I won't mention just in case they stumble on this post
pop on over to the Bloggers Quilt Festival and enter your quilt and check out all the others!
Enjoy your weekend whatever your plans...