Friday, 30 October 2009

a quilt for my oma

my oma is about to turn 80, so i am making her a quilt.

she is a very non-fussy, dutch lady, so pink and lilac and frills were never going to do for her. it needed to be simple, and involve the colour blue.

when i’m making quilts i get very tired of counting the blocks over and over again, and never being 100% certain in my mind that i have the right number. my solution to this is to write a number of each block (in this case it was 1 - 40), and as i cut the pieces for that block, tear the number off the page i’ve written it on, and lay it on the pieces. simple, and very effective!

i’m making progress, and hoping very much that i get it finished in time to give to her on the day!

Thursday, 1 October 2009

autumnal hues

it’s not autumn here in the southern hemisphere, but i’ve got an autumn-esque thing to blog about!
i was sorting out some photos in my flickr photostream yesterday and realised that i forgot to show you how this old project turned out!

i pretty much made the pattern up as i went along after being inspired by onen in joelle hoverson’s “last minute patchwork and quilted gifts”. forgive the photography - it’s not my best, but you still get to see the finished quilt and that’s the main thing!

so here i am, looking at these lovely orange, yellow and earthy hues, wishing i was heading into a crisp northern hemisphere autumn and a cold winter, rather than a sticky hot aussie summer! ho hum!