Hello friends, things are heating up now that we can all smell Christmas coming!
I have two quilts to share today, first is Gillian's grandson's quilt.
Gillian made this cute eye spy quilt then asked me to quilt an edge to edge design of my choice. I went with "Splash" and Gillian chose Matilda's own polyester batting. The quilt measures 34" x 40".
How about a view of the back?
Next is Lois' Palampore panel, measuring 47" x 87", Lois asked for a flowing edge to edge design, I chose "Espalier".
Lois tells me she has a tall narrow blank wall to hang this lovely quilt on.
Over the weekend I went tramping in Puketi Forest, surrounded by some magnificent Kauri trees, streams and bird life. This Kauri is called Hokianga, it is known as the eighth largest Kauri tree.
The weekend included one day of working with DOC to clear tracks, so they are easier for the trappers to get access to the spread out possum, rat and cat traps. These are off the main tracks so this meant quite a lot of 'bush bashing' and slogging through calf deep mud and streams, but the scenery was magical!
The day didn't start off smoothly as a couple also staying in the DOC hut (not part of our group) didn't turn up the first evening, so we had to alert search and rescue. I must say it was quite a worry to know that this couple had headed into the bush ill pre pared. Thankfully search and rescue found them. You can read the story here if you are interested: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=11734372
We found an interesting way to measure an ancient Kauri stump...........................
I will be back soon with more quilts to show you, until then some giggles for you: