Saturday, 16 December 2017

12 Days of Christmas Swap-Shez is the maker for me - Days 1-2-3

Dia Duit, I have limited internet access, so have opted to post my gifties in days of three, until the grand finale. Pictured above Day 1, 2 and 3.14th, 15th, 16th December. From my heart Shez, you have been so generous to me.As always your work is stunning. I appreciate the time and effort you have put into the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. Slan, O'faigh

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Thankyou Barb and Anne

Dia Duit, a heartfelt thankyou to you both for the beautiful premmie beanies, you have made for the Special Care Nursery, at Geelong Hospital. Jess will take them in for me.You are truly amazing, with the number of beanies you churn out. Slan, O'faigh

Monday, 27 November 2017

The Bumblebee Quilt what grief...

Dia Duit, while in the States I took with me a pattern by Joanie Holton and Melanie Greseth called Empire World.Early this year we sold our small caravan in which I had made a beautiful custom quilt.The people did not want it.For the new caravan the bed is queen size, so a new modern quilt to be made.
I purchased some fabrics, as I was having problems with the amount of yardage.The rest I purchased last week.
One night was spent, cutting the blocks.The next placement.DH comment was I had the rows wrong. I was miffed....grin.
On Friday afternoon, I quietly placed the above arrangement.I will bind it in black.Slan, O'faigh

Sunday, 26 November 2017

12 Days of Christmas Swap First The Appetiser and then the Main....

 Dia Duit, pictured above are my 12 Days of Christmas Swap Gifts from my partner Shez. Shez must know me well, as she was worried I would rip into my gifts without playing the game of opening one each day leading up to sent the appetiser in the smaller Mickey Mouse bag.....Shez you have blown me away with your generosity and your beautiful workmanship in the gifts you made me.....thank you from my heart..... and the main course is yet to come...and I will be good...grin...Slan, O'faigh

Saturday, 25 November 2017

A little bit of Christmas..........

 Dia Duit, a little bit of Christmas had come into our bedroom. In 2013 I visited the Texas Quilt Museum in the States. Their exhibition was of white/red/green quilts from the 1800's.I fell in love with this colour combination.The wall hanging and bed runner have been a work in progress. This year I decided to finish my UFO's proud to say I have one left Dear Jane.
 Needle turn applique is something I have not been able to accomplish, but blanket stitch is fine by me.Just love the quilting that was done on both quilts.I chose tulips as my husband has dutch heritage.
 Lucy Boston, what can one say.Sometimes you do not need to make a huge quilt.Slan, O'faigh