Susan and I thought you would like to see what we have been up to for the last few days...
This is us relaxing on the terrace. I am busily knitting more of my rug and Susan is quilting a quilt top she made at Wendy's a couple of years ago. Susan has finished quilting circles in the main part of the quilt and has only the border to do now. It's beautiful!
This is my son, Devin, showing how much my rug has grown. Unfortunately, I need to cut more strips from my stash. These rugs use lots more fabric than I was expecting!
Aren't these little chickens cute? They were so quick to make and make a lovely little gift for Easter. I made these in no time at all. Wish handquilting was this quick!!!
Here I am finishing putting the last of the blocks together for my 'One Fabric Quilt'. I learnt this technique at the Queenstown Symposium last year. I am currently handquilting the one I started at the symposium so will post a photo of this when I have finished. I loved the class so much I have since taught it to others including Jackie who whipped one up when I visited her last year.
This is 'Frostie' my non-wandering cat enjoying Susan's quilt. Marmite has disappeared on his tenth trip back to our old house. We are expecting a call any day now from our old neighbours to say that he has turned up again. We were hoping he would have grown tired of all that walking but no, he's getting trimmer and fitter with every journey! Susan has now started quilting around the books so they are popping out.
Susan helped me baste together this quilt, Inner City, that has been a long time in the making as I started it a few years ago after being inspired by my Shanghai quilt group. Each 'T' shape has 6 pieces to it and they are all hand pieced. It's been my handbag project so been worked on around the world. It's a bit big to take out now, about 2m square.
So all in all a very productive weekend. And Russell got lots of water blasting done today too. We have both had a problem with our jeans shrinking over the weekend - or was it too much good food and wine! Including Chocolate Hot Cross Buns Jason made for us, yum.
So what have you all been up to. We want to hear about it and see photos if possible.
We're looking forward to more quilting adventures when Jackie arrives on the 24th. We have 2 nights in Auckland with Susan. Sadly the 25th is ANZAC day, a public holiday - what a panic when we discovered this. But have phoned the 4 quilt shops in the area and 1 will be open in the afternoon and another will open for us if we spend - what a shame! Cant wait.
Looking forward to the arrival of Jackie's fabrics this week. Rumour has it the UK ones have started to arrive.
Happy quilting, Joanne and Susan.