Saturday, July 19, 2014

Honour blocks for July

Wednesday night we were given the next 4 blocks for the Honour quilt. The red one is for William Arthur Munro, he died aged 30 in France and is buried at Rouen. The green one is Herbert Valentine Shaw originally from England also died in France in March 1917. The yellow one is William Charles James Stute died aged 27 and is a great uncle of the person who is the designer of this quilt. Last but not least the purple one is Richard Thomas Randall who enlisted when he was only 17 yrs old.

Maree hopes that we will have these done by Anzac day next year so they can be on show at that time. This means that we will in future be given 5 blocks each month! I worked out that I have a lot of green and purple blocks to make ( I'm doing a rainbow) so need to check that I have lots of scraps in those colours. Can't wait to start putting it together, I just don't know what colour to make the sashings and cornerstones. Any ideas??

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A flutter of butterflies?? and a couple of finishes

A Christmas Tale featuring Miss Mistlemouse all finished and ready to go. This is such a sweet quilt and all in all I am very happy with the way it has turned out.

Christmas Bakeshop also finished and ready to go. These are going to be donated to hopefully go in a Christmas raffle.Thanks Michelle, I love both of these patterns and they both turned out well. I altered my Gingies a bit so hope you forgive the poetic license.

After seeing a review of the Gail Pan book Patchwork love embroidery I decided to buy it at the quilt show. Yeah I even got Gail to put her name in the front page. Very happy little bunny walking around the show with it tucked in my bag. Hmmm after swapping shoulders I realised that I had spilt water on my beautiful new book. Home again and I dried the pages with the iron. Okay so it's not as pristine anymore but still useable. Last Friday had a great sewing day with Rosalie at Marina's and while showing off my book ... oops there goes the coffee, all over my book. I took it home with every page separated by paper towels. This book is just not meant to be in pristine condition! I can still use it, have done lots of the stitcheries already and it is being replaced.(thanks )Accidents happen and it is just a book. Despite everything the day spent with the girls was wonderful.

A month ago I told someone that I could crochet. Hmm better just check that I can remember how. As you can see, I remembered. A group I attend has the butterfly as a symbol so I googled patterns and the result is 12 big ones,1 thinner so smaller one and one that is slightly different. I also tried a snowflake but that is a one off, far too hard and not sure what to do with it.What do you call a lot of butterflies? a flutter, a horde or...?