Friday, June 12, 2015
Friday wrap up..............................
It's Friday, it's Friday!! It's winter and it's raining...............so much to celebrate!! Glad you have you taken the time to stop by and see what I am up to. First is Norma's jelly roll quilt. Made for her niece.
Whenever Norma asks me to quilt for her she likes me to quilt an all over design through the middle then 'something fancy for the borders'. What you are seeing is a free hand design I came up with that is a swirl with a fishhook look to it (names????)
I used Superiors Omini thread a putty colour, which seemed to blend nicely over the fabrics so well. For the border I simply opened my design up so that it alternated back and forth, perfect for the border and a nice cohesion.
I am sure Norma's niece will love this quilt.
Next is Noeline's pretty quilt called Relic's of Yesteryear which was another of The Country Yards mystery stitcheries.
Featuring exclusive stitchery designs and beautiful threads and fabric. The Country Yard's mystery stitcheries are always popular. Noeline asked for simple custom quilting, nothing too heavy.
I went with my popular leafy vine, ditch stitching around the stitchery feature and of course ditch stitching the frames.
A photo of the backside because I know how much you like to see the back but also so you can see the border design.
I used the print on the border fabric for inspiration, kinda funky feathers! Hiphip hooray for feathers!
Thank you Noeline, enjoy your lovely quilt, which she tells me will go on her bed as a decorative topper.
Most mornings I get up and go for a brisk walk. When I was training to walk the Tongariro Crossing I would climb mount Parahaki several times a week. I still like to go at least once a week if possible. This is a well used walk by many Whangarei folks seeking out their exercise. Moderately steep with many steps, the view at the top is rather nice.
The starting point for me is at Mair park where I go over this pretty bridge, the views are so peaceful.
Wishing you a happy weekend!