Sunday, December 1, 2013
lengthy post, quilts & road trips
While on holiday in Alaska, Elizabeth bought the kit for this quilt from www.rushintailor.com to make for her 12 year old grandson.
A photo of the back....................................
Next up is a wack n' stack by Elizabeth (different to the above). A decided all over 'Jumbo Stipple' seemed to work well, followed by some straight lines & an all over flower/ leaf/ tendril ensemble for the border this time. When I quilt for Elizabeth she likes me to use Bamboo batting.
Next a sample I stitched up for the shop. Designed by Gail pan, called 'Sampler in Blue', with that in mind I couldn't use red, could I??
I chose a Kim Deihl fabric for the border, then a Cottage Garden thread called 'Lyrebird Walk' for the stitchery. I filled the little pincushion with crushed walnut shell.
Lynette's Chateau Hexagon BOM is coming along slowly, I did finish month four.
Also I managed to finish a fabulous book, this book gets TOP marks from me! I loved it, hard to put down, but I didn't want it to end!
Amongst all of that I popped down to my nieces wedding, a lovely day.
On the way home I stopped in for a leg stretch at Puhoi & was delighted to find the little shop "The Trove" open! Amanda the owner is lovely, the lovely building is filled with pretty things, both new & up cycled.
Next to the general store, Puhoi is my choice for a stop of point. Look you can even tether your horse up outside while you shop!
Thanks for hanging there with the long post.