The Simple Life and To Be Content, doesn't everyone seek these 'things'?
I cannot offer any advice on how to get there, except that perhaps leading a simple life leads to contentment?
Anyhow, you are here to see quilts......glorious quilts! You will not be disappointed as I have two really beautiful ones to share with you.
First is Noeline's lovely quilt made for one of her lucky granddaughters, it's called 'The Simple Life'. This is an Anni Downs design. Meaningful and thought provoking stitchery and applique blocks sprinkled over a scrappy pieced background.
I have been fortunate to quilt several of Anni's designs over the years and they never disappoint. Noeline likes to add her personal touches to her quilts, through embroidery stitches to colour choices. One added touch on this quilt is the embroidery of a delicate vine on the inner border.
Noeline left the quilting designs up to me, I kept things fairly simple with a looping vine of leaves and flowers in the background. I framed the quilt off with a swag design on the border.
Thank you Noeline. If by some chance your granddaughter doesn't want this beautiful quilt I know of many people that will have their hands up for this one!
Next up is Lesley's quilt................................
Another lovely quilt with beautiful stitchery and applique. This quilt is a design by another Australian designer, Gail Pan , this one is called 'To Be Content'. Again I have also quilted several of Gail's designs over the years.
Lesley carefully selected her fabric from The Country Yard specifically for this design.
Gail was telling me this was one of her earlier designs, so sweet isn't it?
The back shows up the textures nicely, not that you will see them once Lesley has this hung on the wall, she bought a lovely wrought iron quilt hanger.
Thank you Lesley, enjoy your quilt!
While out mowing the lawn the other day, yes it has actually stopped raining for a spell! Long enough for the soggy lawn to dry out and the smiles creeping back on folks faces. Oh yes, while out mowing the lawn I had to take a photo of one of my Magnolia's in all it's glory.
These large graceful flowers open to the size of a small dinner plate. The tree is stripped of all it's leaves, then is swarming with these large elegant flowers.
Until next time, seek out the simple life.............................