Saturday, February 14, 2015

Change of pace

Just for a change today from packing and sorting and deciding what to keep and what to do without, I decided to make the next block in the Charm Square Sampler Quilt, this is block number 4
I am happy with this one..not perfect but ok....I found getting some of the seams to stay together was tricky, but got out my stiletto tool and found that really helped.
Last Wednesday when we went down the street for our group meet up, the Gisborne Cemetery Group were in having their meeting......they asked us in as they were leaving and we got talking to Glenys one of the group, she has been busy making red poppies to go up to the cemetery on ANZAC Day......this year the 10th Anniversary of the Gallipoli Landing. She has found 181 WW1 graves/memorials up in the Gisborne cemetery, quite a lot I thought for a small town but it just reinforces to you how many men went over to fight in this war. Anyway Glenys needs more poppies made  so I started last night and hope to get some more made through the week.
Need some green centres and the endy bits tidied up and then they are done....I like the crochet ones as they are quick to make and you can play around with the pattern to make them larger or smaller.
Happy Valentines Day!


10 comments:

Moose-ings said...

That quilt will be spectacular! Can't wait to see it. Have you got a pattern for the poppies?

Ondrea said...

I really love that block, so bright and cheery with the perfect black contrast. Love your poppies. I reckon the poppy display st Fed Sq is going to be awesome. That certainly is a lovely idea for thd cemetry.

shez said...

hi Sue your block is awesome and boy you are clever those poppies look fantastic,hope you have a lovely evening my friend xx

Jo said...

Yep. The poppies are great. I find the knitted ones quicker.. Well done

marina said...

beautiful new block! those fabrics are looking so perfect with the black.
cute poppies too.

Fiona said...

your block is great.... it is so striking in those colours with the black.... the poppies are a great idea for there... yes, it is so sad when you see the memorials and the numbers of people lost in the wars...
Hugz

Leeanne said...

Cute colourful block. Fabulous poppies.

Elyte said...

Lovely results with your HST's and those bright and vibrant colours. Your poppies will be appreciated by the organisers and will help us remember and celebrate this important occasion.

Cheryll said...

Perfect "poppies" growing at your place... xox

KAYLEE said...

The poppies look lovely Sue, what a great idea for the 100 year anniversary. One of my Grandmother's cousins went to Gallipoli and did not return home....