Monday, April 28, 2008

First borders - ready to send?

The nominal date for sending the quilts with their first borders is almost here - who is ready? I know AJ is ahead of the game! Mine is almost ready to go; I just need to write a bit more it the notebook to go with it. I'll try and do that tonight and send it off to Helen tomorrow. I have to confess, looking at it now, the applique doesn't stand out as much as I'd hoped; I think I should have used less green in the background. So I might have created some work for Joy in the quilting stage to help it show up!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Fabric I'm not using ???!

I popped into Riverlea Quilts this afternoon, sans kids, to get a couple of batiks/hand dyes for Joy's centre. The first thing Lyn said? "Where are James and Eleanor" ! Eleanor was asleep at hime (with Simon) and James had crashed in the car out the front. I managed to only buy what I needed, and was given plenty of compliments on Joy's work, which I'd taken to match colours. I had to confess it wasn't me, but my friend who had been so clever!
The peek I'm providing is of some of the fabric that won't be going into my border. I've cut lots of triangles (but not all right-angle ones like AJ's) for the block part, which I'm hoping will give a feel of moving water.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


It's on its way to you Joy!!! Hope you have as much fun with it as I did!!

Saturday, April 12, 2008


I actually came in to see how big we could add the borders....but got side tracked to show you this little sneak peek....I'm loving working with the red, white and black....pity I can't show you is divine!!! (Even if I do say so myself!!)I know....more tiny triangles!!!

Helen you'll be please to note the your centre has DH's saw me working on it and asked when had I finished that...told him it wasn't mine, that you had made it...."That looks great" was his comment!! And I thought he didn't pay attention to what I'm making!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

First borders

Hi girls, how are you all going with your first borders?

I have several ideas swimming around (hmm, lihe those turtles!) but they don't really go together, and I'm still undecided. But I do have a selection of fabrics to work with, and need to have a serious play.