Sunday, August 31, 2008

Mum's Quilts

, fiona, Cathy, Louise, Maggie, Colette, Serena the team at Amitie and anyone else sending emails - Thanks for your kind words and support.

I was back at work this week after a lovely 3 week break. I took some pics of some of my mothers Quilts on a recent visit to Canberra. Was there less than 24 hours so we kind of ran out of time to dig them all out and take pictures. That just means that I will have to do some more – come to think about it I have another 3 here that I can post sometime soon...

I thought that I would share some of the inspiration that she left me us with... and of cause a few new pics and a story is a nice thing as well.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.

This is one of my favorite quilts - prrrrrr

I was looking for another one of the Hexagons that Mum made, was more detailed than this and random - had forgotten that she had made a Flower Garden.

Mum was always doing these kind of whimsical things, I have a couple of cushions which are on my bed that are like this...
Best not show Leigh's mother anything to do with Turtles...

I do like the scrappy feel of this one – I even have quite a few of these in my stash from Mum. There is even a UFO in the stash. Project for sometime soon.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Oh to be famous

Funny thing about blogging I only post when we have something show about a project,.. I have not posted for a few weeks, don't have a project completed or at the next stage of completion. It is not that I have not been active or working on them. However it is a pleasure to say that I have been included in a story on Living Creatively you will need to scroll a little but hey it is there.

I have finished the 5th row now on my Hexagon project – must say it is beginning to look fantastic, and even tho there are a huge amount of tiny little pieces that sometimes get tiring drawing and cutting out, every-time that I get a couple more on the top I get excited and think wow this is fun.

You really don't want to know the statistics about how many pieces - however here is the guess..... about 1148 hexagons, or about 6888 seams, or about 138,000 stitches... and that is without doing any quilting.