Friday, November 24, 2017

Feeling good

Last week I cut some fabric ready to make a quilt top when I was on retreat, as that didn't happen I decided to start on it today. The pattern was in the last Down Under Quilts magazine, it  is called New York Trellis.  I thought I would use fabric from my stash, so have used different colours. I started just before lunch
and laid the pieces out on the carpet, only to find the 6th row didn't fit! After much head scratching I realised I had cut all the longer pieces half an inch longer than I should have, so some unsewing happened, followed by some trimming, and then more sewing
and now I have this, the colours could have been better balanced but on the whole I am happy with it.

The Supervisor gave it a glance and went back to sleep!! Now I need to iron all the rows and begin joining.
We had a walk down to the beach this morning and on our way watched two dogs running into the water chasing a ball, we watched, a Chow is far to dignified to chase a ball!!!
the weather was slightly different today to yesterday.
We have a large group of New Holland Honey Eaters in our yard and morning and evening they are all out playing and talking, for little birds they are very loud!
I borrowed a photo from Mr Google.
I have a date with the iron!
Happy sewing.




13 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

Wow! That would do my head in Sue!Yours looks wonderful. Clever girl! Love the New Holland Honeyeaters....so sweet!

Pidgeon Patch said...

sorry about your retreat... and I am glad your mum is on the mend... but I love your project...

Jo said...

Looks like a great quilt happening.

Helen said...

The quilt is looking amazing, your patience and determination is such an inspiration. :)

Fiona said...

clever quilt... you are so quick when you put your mind to getting one done!
Hugz

Leeanne said...

You seems a very patient sewer............or was that you I could hear cussing?? :-)

Ondrea said...

It's frustrating when nothing goes as planned but it will look great.

Chookyblue...... said...

loving the trellis look..........

Pamela said...

The new quilt looks great!

Lin said...

Your trellis looks great - at least you cut them too big and not too small! xx

Raewyn said...

Great, fun looking quilt Sue... I was picturing it as a diamond quilt and wondered what went in the corners, then I tilted my head to the side and saw it was a square! Nice to have a little retreat at home!

KaHolly said...

That quilt looks like fun to make! Love those birds!

Susan said...

You are so fortunate to live where you can walk right down to a beautiful place like that. Chows are too dignified for most things, even as puppies! But great dogs.