i'm not usually someone who does 'blocks of the month' or 'swaps' or 'challengers' etc. but was invited by brigitte giblin via facebook to take part in her 'trip around the world challenge' #bgtawc and so i have, think i showed my start in the last post !
this cushion spends it's life in my bedroom and it's handled every day, when my cousin sharon stitched it back in 2004 little did we know then, how prophetic the words would be. sharon lost her life in 2008, so with kind fond love i do remember her !
my sister in law died recently, she lived a troubled life and caused lots of sadness, as a result along the way, however rest in peace ellie, hope you find that perfect place
my friends called 'jenny' have been doing some lovely work recently, this 'g' by one of them is a cushion for her daughter
another jenny has finished quilting and binding this very attractive snowball quilt using the 'kumo' template set, and so because of a finish, she has started a 'trip around the world' and her husband, terry, is helping to choose the fabrics
well done terry i think !
these visions are part of a new fun quilt that trish harper has recently finished
a dog on the road playing with his ball
this dogs riding in the back of the ute !
and these are in pursuit of the disappearing cat ! trish has always put a dog somewhere in many of her quilts, she had to say goodbye to her own much loved little 'billy' just not so long ago
this will become a pattern once we find a new computer pattern maker
further progress, be it slow, on my #bgtawc
i welcomed this little rabbit family, made by the famous 'auntie barbie', to my house, they are so beautifully made by this octogenarian, such beautiful work !
lovely pears, beautiful winter time fruit, so enjoyable !
marion brought this lovely posy of native flowers, nature is amazing
gayle sent me some fabrics and this gorgeous card all the way from the USA
and my fabric fairy in the #bgtawc sent me this piece of fabric to be included in 'the trip' at some later date when more is revealed by brigitte
it was very well chosen and will work in perfectly, thanks elaine from the UK !
i have been like many others at this time of the year, watching wimbledon and all the tennis, that means late nights here in australia and then it is followed by the tour de france, so one week down, two more to go ! one needs to keep doing something to stay awake ! i have been stitching 'margagons' in readiness for another workshop weekend, here at home, in two weeks, with marg sampson george
and i have added the next four borders to my quilt, the inspiration of of msg
all ready now for the next stage, the final border
and another marion, who stitches with trish harper has recently completed this version of trish's floral wreath
it's bold, and bright, and beautiful and stitched using perle 8 thread and it's going to be in the centre of a large quilt, lovely marion
this new pattern, along with others will be coming soon, in the meantime have you seen all the other patterns by trish harper available for sale from my side bar or etsy shop ! good time to be stitching, go and take a look !