Tuesday, September 6, 2016
quilts for siblings............................
Four of them! Two sisters and two brothers from the same family all needing quilts and made so with the loving hands of Elizabeth.
The quilts for the girls are the same design just a different accent colour. To save on costs we used the same backing, batting, thread and edge to edge (panto or all over quilting) design.
I loaded both quilts on the long arm machine together and quilted them together, it worked well.
Both quilts measure 50 inches square, have Matilda's Own Polyester batting and Glide thread "Linen", the edge to edge pattern is called "Butterfly Charm".
I love this feathery quilt backer, which was just wide enough!
Next loaded in the same manner as the girls quilts were the two quilts for the boys. Different quilts but the same backing, batting, thread and edge to edge pattern.
Even though Cooper's quilt had his name appliqued on, Elizabeth thought it a good idea to stitch over it to help the urge to 'pick' the lettering off..........perhaps a wise choice!
Stars and Loops worked well for both these quilts. The backing fabric was a lovely olive green, sadly that fabulous colour didn't show up in the photo.
Thanks so much Elizabeth, I'm sure your honorary grandkids will love these quilts!
On Sunday I headed off to Rangitoto Island, fabulous weather, great views and a nice day out.
The link I shared has a nice video of the island and it's attractions.
The view of the summit (259mtrs above sea level) looking back after we climbed to the top. The photo below is from the summit looking out over to Auckland city.
We had some fun walking/ crawling through the lava caves............................................
I was amazed at the scatterings of old baches on the island, some were so cute with wild freesia's filling the air with their beautiful scent.
As we arrived back to catch the ferry back to Devonport, the heavens opened up with heavy rain!