Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Tuesday, but it feels like Monday

This colour seems to be prevalent in my garden these days. It is the colour of Spring and I am feasting on the sights and smells. Yesterday it was Labour Day and we spent the day in this garden
I couldn't resist taking a shot of this, the bees were having a good time in it too .
This afternoon I am working on some blocks that will be put together for a quilt..a wedding gift for no.1 son and his fiance. I have been very lazy in actually making much progress and the blocks and fabrics have been hiding away in a cupboard for many months. But for some weird reason I felt compelled to beaver away today!! It is a reversible quilt...the batik side is for my daughter in law (to be) and the black and white side for Tristan.





This is a" quilt as you go" quilt. Each block is pieced with the batting in between and all three layers quilted together .The blocks are joined by a very narrow strip which is hand sewn on one side. The idea came from this book Reversible Quilts, Two at a Time by Sharon Pederson

It is a very different concept to the types of quilts I have made in the past and I expect that is why I have been dragging my feet , these fabrics aren't really me and I haven't enjoyed the process as much as usual. But having said that I know the recipients LOVE the fabrics and can't wait for the finished result , so I will keep ploughing on . It is going to look great on their bed.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful quilt! :)

Trisha said...

Hi Melissa's Mum. I am Melissa's Mum to. My Melissa (Lissie) is a friend of your Melissa's. I just love your garden.....v envious. I struggle in the Wellington wind but it's coming along. Your quilt is great.....most intrigued by the piecing. Trisha

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Funky quilt. All these quilts (been visiting www.janetclare.com too) have been inspiring me... must start quilting! *must do exam first*

said...

Its lovely...

monica said...

wow, beautiful. Good idea too.

Meg said...

You live in a beautiful part of the world. The garden and flowers are exquisite. Gosh, the quilt is lovely and a huge work investment - all your things are beautifully done.

kate5kiwis said...

hiya, i just popped over from nikki's... *love* the " quilt as you go" quilt. i may use that technique to make a photo-quilt for my D18. i'm thinking of making it from calico, and getting photos of our family printed on the fabric, and your fab photo is giving me ideas of how to pull it all together...
thanks!!
kate X