Sunday, March 29, 2009

Bushfire quilt gallery





Heaps of photos to show you, but these cry out for their own post.....


My spare rooms is bursting from blocks and quilts, I have many more blocks to share but I finally managed an hour to organize the majority of tops tonight.



These two accompanied the beautiful kaleidoscope that has already been given away. Fully finished they were made by Heather in the Blue Mountains and delivered to my door along with restashing things by Darla.






I think this is saw tooth, i can't remember - but I love it!! It arrived from Marcie at patchalot more, whose friend Sue also sent a block...that is stored with all the others at present.



Nancy at Nancy in philadelphia has really been amazing. She put the word out and received boxes and boxes of orphans, blocks and quilt tops. Basically everything else pictured has come from Nancy. A huge effort in postage as well as sewing. I will lay out all of the blocks again soon, perhaps friday when Lise and I sort them, and take the rest of the pictures. But take some yime to enjoy the variety of quilts, i know I am, they look great...


Beautiful work girls!!


By tomorrow morning I should have nearly 150 jars of pickles, chutney, jam and zucchini and cucumber chips made for the School market...it will almost be time to start on the Strudel-didn't that time fly??!!!




Here's last night's ripe tomato chutney...with very little light because earth hour was about to start! Isn't it lovely and rich looking finished...


And here's where I am tonight with the Zucchini and cucumber chips....


great with sandwiches and meat. Yell out if you want the recipe, it's an easy one and very yummy!


I am in charge again, and between that and the Church convention we are hosting I am not really getting a lot of relaxing computer time-or sewing time!! It will be cyclic and the next thing I know I'll be twiddling my thumbs looking for a job...right?


Something to hope for!! oops, the zucchini's are turning translucent, it's time to bottle,
Have a great day, Tracey

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

How wonderful and generous. The quilts are not only beautiful but very special.

Alice said...

Recipies please! I have a whole box of empty jam jars which I feel guilty about throwing out. If I lived near you you would risk finding them on your doorstep:)

I like the look of the zucchini and cucumber pickle. We eat tons of home bottled tomato sauce on our pasta already (my in-laws do that).

The quilts are as beautiful as the setting you chose for the photos. I have just read some stories about how terrifying the fires were for the people involved. I hope these bring some comfort.

Alice

blushing rose said...

The quilts are gorgeous! What beauties ... enjoyed visiting you.
Come join my blog for 'Blue Monday', please.
TTFN ~ Marydon
blushingroseboutique.blogspot.com

Calidore said...

I don't know how you do it Tracey. All those quilts to organise - and they are absoulutely amazing and then making pickles and such. Do you have a spare 24 hours up your sleeve you aren't telling us about. Well done on all your efforts. I think I need to come and have lessons on how to be organised....vbg.

Chookyblue...... said...

the quilts look great........

penny said...

Please share your recipies. It is a lot of fun reading your blog and seeing the differences and you so many things the same in our lives. Your creativity with your pictures is wonderful. Thanks

Carol said...

How absolutely incredible, the quilts are amazing and made with such love and care and generosity of spirit. And you Tracey, for organising it all, what a heart of gold you have.

QuiltedSimple said...

all those quilts are GORGEOUS!
Kris

Julie said...

Fantastic array of quilts. Love the pics on the bales too.