Its raining again and we still don't have all our new gutters on, the roof is leaking, both my kids are sick, DH is sick and my spine has decided to rebel this week. AND its football season again! Whinge, whine, blah, blah blah.
OK, now I have got that OFF my chest, please don't take it on board, I am sure you are looking for something NICE in your day, so here is a bit of eye candy.
I made this cot size top in a few hours last week - honest it was that easy!
I think it needs a final red border, what do you think?
I am all out of boys cot quilts, but DS1 thinks it should go to one of his male cousins. If my spine recovers sufficiently I am going to continue to ignore the housework and see if I can replicate this, but make it bigger eg. single bed size. All this fabric came out of my stash. I have been officially distracted from UFO's (cannot quilt with a sore spine) and now focusing on stash busting instead!
I had a weekend away with 3 girl friends from high school recently, all of whom are non quilters. I gave up my annual patchwork camp in order to spend time with these ladies but luckily for me we went to Robe for the weekend. Robe is a small fishing village in the south east of South Australia and a very popular holiday spot AND it has a patchwork shop!
These are my purchases, very restrained don't you think! Oops just remembered that I also brought 2 x 1 metre lengths of flannel, one with lions and one with whales for baby rugs.
A final bit of eye candy to make up for the whining and the boasting about child free weekend! These three quilts and another 8 (I swear I thought I had packed 12 but can only find 11 photos) are on their way to Carisbrook in Central Victoria. Carisbrook was flooded earlier in the year and it is now getting very cold overnight. You can find out more about donating quilts to Victorians and Queenslanders affected by floods at the Vic Quilters website.
These quilts were made by the charity group I belong to, Quilts from the Heart, at Westbourne Park Uniting Church, South Australia. We wouldn't exist or finish so many wonderful warm quilts if we didn't have the support of long arm quilter, Elaine Kennedy.
I hope everyone at your house is well in body and spirit, happy quilting Sue.
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