Community Quilt 151

14 07 2014

I quilted four Community Quilts on my quilting retreat weekend last weekend. I didn’t keep track of the threads I used, so unlike the others I’ve documented, you won’t get thread choices in these posts.

This first one had lots of hearts in each block forming a central star-like shape. I stitched in the ditch around all the blocks and borders first, then around the hearts to stabilise the quilt, then echoed around the hearts to make them ‘pop’ from any decorative stitching. I then free motion stitched ‘straight’ lines in the centres of the stars, and in the very busy floral fabric sashing strips (with a spiral at each central part where they joined). I left the solid yellow and green borders in each block free of stitching. Finally, I stitched large spirals in the border fabric.

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New breakfast taste sensation

14 07 2014

As an Aussie, I like my Vegemite! I don’t eat it often, mostly because I rarely have toast for breakfast, but like most Australians, I was born and bred on the stuff so when I do have it, I enjoy it. The standard way to eat Vegemite is lightly smeared on buttered toast, or on fresh bread with (hard) butter, or perhaps with cheese. Other options I’ve tried and enjoyed are with cheese and celery, and even just with celery.

On my recent quilting retreat weekend away, I toasted the crusty end of a loaf of bread and was going to have it with avocado, but one of the girls suggested Vegemite then avocado and then topped with cheese. Yummo! It was great! I’ll add that one to my breakfast repertoire.