Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another Year, another Christmas Tree!

I can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by.  As always,

another huge tree in one of our local shopping centres, plus

incessant Christmas music which begins way too early!  This

pic was taken in the first week of November!


Sunday, November 01, 2009

Joseph’s Coat Quilt Along

I have a book with this exact quilt pattern in it. It has been marked with a sticker as one of those quilts I’d love to make one day.  Now I’ve joined the Quilt Along at Don't Look Now and am looking forward to getting stuck into it.

Mum’s Quilts

My mother is a perfectionist when it comes to sewing/quilting.   My grandmother was too, but I don’t think the genetics ventured further than that! Mum doesn’t Blog. She can send an SMS, but that’s as far as technology goes; she doesn’t even own a computer.  I have her permission to put these beauties into cyberspace.  They may get an outing in a local show which is only every 2 years, but I can’t even convince her to enter anything intothe major Guild exhibition each year.   I think they should be seen by more than the inside of the spare bedroom!

Mum's pineapple 

   Mum's pineapple2

Mum is a very traditional quilter – and I mean patterns, colours, everything.

The pineapples were done with hand-dyed fabrics Mum did in a class a few years ago.  This is a major step away from anything she’s ever done. It’s only

a small, wall hanging size quilt (note to self to find the dimensions) and was a challenge in her guild which won a prize.    I love it!


Granny & GD in Flower Garden

Apparently I gave Mum a bundle of FQs a couple of years ago – can’t even remember what they are. The hexagons have been paper-pieced and the quilt

has been hand quilted.  It’s taken a couple of years, but a recent illness seemed to have spurred her on to finish it!

FlowerGarden2A close-up of Grandmother’s Flower Garden.