Now, before you say, Why?
Would that be called a side saddle then?
Thanks for the quick quilt ideas. I had never tried a disappearing nine patch so I used the internet as a tutor...(why do I have a library full of quilt books???)...and had a go.
I started as the players ran onto the field for the traditional ANZAC day football game between my Australian Football team Essendon, and the more hotly fancied Collingwood. I don't know how I managed to sew so much as it was a great game, we kicked the winning goal with about 7 seconds to go.
The disappearing nine patch...
-with a closer view of the Barefoot roses fabric.
The DNP is about a metre and a half square.
This is about a metre square.
I worked until about 2 am that6 night after a bit of a break, and sewed the bindings down the next day so works out I completed both quilts in around 11 hours...while happily watching good TV at the same time. The DNP will be first place at our market and the denim and post will be second prize...so that is one job box ticked!
If only there weren't another 100 to go before I finally wake up in a week and a half with both big commitments over.
Hope you are having a great day, Tracey
Do you ever think, 'was putting my hand up for this a really good idea'??
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 1:39 PM
What a lovely lot of reading you gave me for the holidays!!! I enjoyed all the different takes on the question, julie was randomly generated...by random number generator.....as the lucky commenter. Congratulations and drop me a line Julie.I got the general impression that these are the quilting housewife's strategies for a happy home....
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 3:03 PM
Posted by Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum at 10:13 PM
Our Friday night quilt group is normally a fairly relaxing affair; we catch up on the month's news, share show and tell and husband stories, find out what each others kids are doing, eat too much chocolate supper and drink a lot of coffee or Robyn's essence of Dandelion tea...then realise it's midnight and we should go home, problems of the world all fixed for another month!
Laast Friday night's quilters was at my house...and there was no time..nor room for that matter...to relax!
The girls were confronted with hundreds of blocks and quilts and proceeded to continue the sort...
..and continue the sort..
We found this late in the night in a bag of fabric from Darla in the Blue Mountains, it had slipped through the initial ID process, the circles are all sewn on and in strips. This appealed to Chris as a project so has gone home with her for the holidays, as have a few others. In fact all the girls took sorted blocks home that appealed to them to sew into tops...Well done girls!
We were having fun with stars here, eventually came up with a full star quilt..
-that I think went home with Kath.
Kerrin, on the right of the previous photo took home a mainly pink and blue assortment of blocks. She has already finished the top and called for more blocks!(Her husband was away on a fishing trip!)
The girls couldn't believe the generosity shown,...so many beautiful blocks! Lise and I were more than happy to share the sewing.......
The next morning I had a market to do. Took the cards and had a very successful day.
Saturday afternoon I tried out the garden apron made from a t-towel that I saw on Stephanie's blog, came from calamity jane and click on her name to go to the Tute. I did very simple ones as practise for School market items. Great idea Jane!
This one has cotton rope threaded through the hem to make the tie. I used the cotton label tape that came with the t-towels as a logo.
And finally, everyone I owe parcels too, look and be excited!!! All mailed today so, watch the post!!
In today's Who magazine ('People' in the US) they have a photo of one of 3 wrapping rooms in Candy Spelling's home. A good theory-if you have millions of dollars to spare, but the wrapping is not my favourite part of the gift, I'm not patient enough for fancy stuff! Looked like a good spot for fabric stash though to me!
Have a great day, Tracey
Block sorting fun!!
I am only human, or perhaps they are still to arrive.
Lise and I thank you all from the bottom of our hearts and lots of great ideas are coming in for the use of these quilt tops. We will keep you in the loop, have a great day, Tracey