Friday, 4 June 2010

winter is here

Winter officially started on the 1st of June. The weather has been quite cool but this week  funnily enough, now that we don't have a big outdoor party happening, it hasn't rained all week! Thanks for that weather guy.
The first camelia flower for winter has opened up this week. A beautiful double pink. The others won't be far behind I am sure.

The great hexagon flower frenzy has slowed as now I am busy making the contrasting hexagons to make the path around the flowers. I have 33 flowers in total. I want to go through my stash to find some other fabrics I can use to make some more, but I need to concentrate on stitching those cream ones.Still haven't committed to the lay out. I really like the second option as it is a little different but I do like the traditional border and I think this is probably the one I will go with for my first garden quilt.
I have been busy this week with 'commitment' crafting. I have gotten stuck into a  baby blanket for a girly at work who is expecting. I thought she was finishing in the next few weeks instead she has about another month and a half- so I needn't have panicked, but at least it will be done early.
Another project I have needed to do is finish off my god daughter's horsey quilt for her confirmation gift for this sunday. I rang the quilters on Monday as I had asked for it to be finished by the end of May. When I rang they hadn't done it yet. Panic stations!! They assured my it would be done by Wednesday. Sure enough I picked it up yesterday and what a great job they have done. I bought some lovely red/brown print for the binding and last night it was done. All ready for Sunday!
Here it is ready to go

Another weekend rolls around. Happy crafting.


Elyte said...

What a beautiful gift Marina, I am sure she will treasure it for her whole lifetime.

Serenata said...

You are just so clever, your work always amazes me. I bet she will absolutely love and cherish it.

Micki said...

What a gorgeous horse quilt!