Saturday, May 28, 2016
Quilting May away!
Time flies when you have a yummy stack of fabulous quilts from lovely customers to layer the icing on! But I can only share one with you for now. Marcelle's 'Tri Wee Wander Quilt'. I don't think it has a name but that's the name I have Christened it!
Once again Marcelle has made another quilt to gift friends and family..........I just wished she would give it to me! Measuring 57" x 85" wool/poly batting, Glide and Madeira threads. The quilting consisted of an all over pattern over the triangles then feathers on three of the borders and a wood-grain effect on the bottom border.
True to form Marcelle made another lovely backing and she made sure there was plenty of it to keep her quilter happy! :-)
I found it difficult to part with this quilt. A love affair began with this 'Wee Wander' range of fabrics by Sarah Jane back when I quilted this quilt Marcelle made last year using the same fabrics. So when Marcelle had me quilt this quilt for her I was inspired to make one for myself!
I raided my stash for extra triangles and now it is resting while I contemplate if I want to add borders or not.
Another make from me was a Biscornu, which is French or Italian for 'Quirky'. I have a healthy pile of vintage wool blankets that were my Mum's and plenty of stuffing from old cushion inners and with the aid of my friend YouTube I created one!
It makes a great foot stool or a big cushion for sitting on or lying on in the sun, measuring 28" in diametre. I'm not sure it goes with my other lounge furniture but as long as I don't invite the interior design Police over, who cares!
Last Sunday I went tramping on the Otaika/ Raumanga walkway the only photo I took was of something I have never seen before............................
Meet Entoloma Hochsetteri a unique blue mushroom that is featured on the New Zealand $50 note. That's right run to your wallets if you have a $50 note to see if that's the fact! Go on, that's exactly what I did.
Simon's group of fans are going to be on my case because he hasn't been showing his mischievous face on the blog for a spell, he is here and IS most certainly mischievous! We have been having visits from the neighbours cat Basil, he is part manx and rather sweet.
Thanks for stopping by, more quilts to share later. Be sure to check in on my Facebook page for nearly daily updates.