three extra nine patches to go on the row by row quilt
made and joined on and the row is still too short,
so I measured carefully, calculated seams and added two strips on the ends....
bummer!!! Still too short, so that has been chucked in the to look at later pile!! I have a bad habit of starting things and not measuring first, at least here I was using up left over fabric and blocks. Might just add a tiny strip on each end in the spirit of scrap quilts, or is that taking it too far??
Next I made a strip to go on an Aussie Hero quilt , the request is for Aboriginal art and NRL and Melbourne Storm.....but then hubby came in and said,
you can not put that strip (Melbourne Storm) with that Aboriginal fabric, they do just not go!! I know they do not go but that is the request and I was given this quilt top to use in an Aussie Hero quilt and this seems like the time to use it. So what do I do now??? Aboriginal fabric that I have is earthy colours and Melbourne Storm is purple and yellow.....any ideas gratefully received!!
Then I got distracted and discouraged and went and looked at a book called Remembering Adelia, a book of doll sized quilts, made in the American Civil war type fabrics. Down the back of the book was a Housewife Needle Case also known as a Huswife. I didn't know that soldiers away at the war did their own sewing and carried one of these in their haversack to hold needles, thread, buttons and maybe scissors. So I thought I would have a go.
the finished huswife
and inside. Pockets for thread and scissors and a needle keep at the top. Yay I got something right today!! A really beautiful huswife was made by Tracee, much more flash than mine.
Last night I finished the binding on the quilt for the Children's Hospital. All ready for the next Guild meeting.
This afternoon I decided to walk down to the PO
the pelicans were resting down near the boat ramp
for some reason this panorama photo looks like it has been cut in the middle
there were some interesting looking clouds about today.
I am happy to be back home and in the warm.