Community Quilt 118

28 10 2013

This was a pretty pink floral quilt! So there really wasn’t much to think about as far as thread colours and design motif went — pink for the thread, and fulsome feathers for the blocks 😉

I didn’t quilt the sashing strips to add a bit of ‘puff’ to the texture of the quilt, and only outlined the pink and purple flowers in the border fabric, just to hold them down. Prior to quilting, I ditch-stitched around all the pink sashing and border strips.

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The back:

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Threads used

  • Top: Robison-Anton (rayon, 40 wt, colour – soft pink (the label has fallen off!))
  • Bottom: Wonderfil Deco Bob in a soft pink (80 wt, colour DB 205)

Photos of all the Community Quilts I’ve quilted are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157630291250200/





How does your garden grow?

28 10 2013

With solid rainfall in September, many of the native plants in our garden are in full flower at the moment, making the most of the spring sunshine before the heat of summer sets in. We have LOTS of varieties of Kangaroo Paws — one pink (I can’t recall seeing them flower before), several red varieties, a couple of greens, some oranges, and some yellow/oranges. The bottlebrush are also in full flower — we have some deep pink varieties. And the grass tree has a massive flower stalk on it, with the flower just starting to open. From one area out the back, all you can see is a sea of pink, orange and red! (the photo below doesn’t do it justice as many of the flower heads are quite small)

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More photos from the garden from this morning and over the past few years are here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157625379337320/