Sunday, June 23, 2013
You are my sunshine
Checkout this ray of sunshine sun on a bleak winters day here in New Zealand! Pauline has made this quilt for her granddaughters 18th birthday. Pauline's granddaughter loves bright colours.
Pauline ask me to quilt an all over design through the centre, she chose a bright variegated thread. Then a feather for the border, over cotton batting.
What do you think of the backing Pauline made?.....................................
I have finished another book. This is the second book in a series of four, read about the first here. The second is called "A Drunkard's Path" by Clare O'Donohue.
Nell and Jesse’s first date is postponed on account of murder – and Nell puts herself, and her romance, on the line to find the killer.
Now I have the third book, this one I plan to donate to my local library as the library is missing this book from their copies. So if you are a local & you are keen to read this series, pop along to the library!
The following paragraph is from one of the chapters that made me think "yeah that's how it is for us quilters."
She stroked the bolt, a technique I recognized as part of the quilter's courting process. First we fall for the look of the fabric, the print, the colour. Then we begin to pet it, running our hands across the smooth cotton. It may seem odd to an outsider, but quilting is a tactile experience & since quilts are meant to be snuggled under it's important the fabric feels right.