Saturday, April 9, 2011

On a sunny Saturday afternoon

Hello friends

I finally have some new pictures for you to see what I have been up to recently, if your even interested that is? :)
I have a real mix here today, a quilt finish, yes that quilt that I have been going on about for some time. Finally finished!
The bloke took it outside to photograph early this morning before I had even got out of bed, how great is he?

            Love the circle sun spots on quilt

The beautiful fabric is by Australian designer Saffron Craig and the pattern is also by her and is called Fairy Tree Quilt. Loved making it despite the tedium of all that applique, and a slight fabric fraying issue. This quilt is going to be put away to await the arrival of a grandchild, should any of my daughters decide to start a family. :)

Mum passed away in August last year and her home is still unsold so some of the family take it in turns of checking on it and watering the rose garden, which had been mum's pride and joy. The roses were so fragrant and pretty that the bloke who goes out there, for me cut some and bought them home to me.
We also took some out to the cemetery and placed them on  mum and dad's grave, I like to think that they would have liked that.

A bucket of blooms...

Well that's your bloomin'lot (with thanks to ABC Australia's retired gardener Peter Cundill).

Hope you enjoy the photos, let me know what you think, some time.


  1. Love your new quilt Jan. Your have been a busy lady, good on you. And those roses are stunning. They have so much warmth radiating from them. I can visualise a lovely wee garden full of them or them down a border, Mmmm, and the fact that they are fragrant, what more could you ask for.
    And of course we want to see what you have been up to lately, you don't need to ask!!!

  2. Thanks Deb, I feel that I am not that interesting really. :)

  3. I love the photo's Mutti. Especially the roses, they are really beautiful.


  4. Jan - your quilting just goes from strength to strength - congratulations. The roses are exquisite. Your "followers" list continues to grow, so you've got to be doing something right!!! Keep up the great work.

  5. Thanks Rosemary that is kind of you to say. I love that quilt, it is far from perfect, but I like it anyway.

  6. Beautiful quilt (much admiration from me as I can't do them) and the roses are gorgeous :)

  7. Thanks KJ, I am a simple sewer, not that confident, but still wanting to make them.

  8. Amazing quilt Jan, much better than anything I could dream of ever making! The blooms were beautiful, and I am sure your parents would have loved it.

  9. Thanks Scather, I am an experienced begginer with quilting. I am a rogue who follows her own path mostly.