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Sunday, April 10, 2011

RETURNING

...to blog posting. I have been so slack with posting and no real excuses-I have still been visiting your blogs and enjoying the eye candy and people have still been visiting here. To everyone who keeps visiting thank you so much - sorry there has not been alot to look at.
So better routine needed with blog posting on my part!! Mind you Blogger is driving me nuts with posting photos in the right place!!!
Following the Christchurch earthquake our local quilting shop Kitz and Things send out an email saying they were going to make up packs with 9 fat quarters  for the top and some backing fabric and a pattern if quilters were willing to make them up providing the batting and binding-their aim was to complete 200. So how could you not participate.        

This was one set of fabrics                          
                                                        
.and this is what it ended up as.                                                                             
 I had a little helper while I was trying to quilt this one. She really is a sewing room kitten.
 
This is the other set of fabrics-Halloween theme that I made up with the pattern they gave us and I really like how it turned out.
The quilts have been delivered to the shop and I am sure are now on their way to Christchurch. I hope they bring some small comfort to someone who has been through the awful experience of the earthquake.

March was my month for the Bee Balm I participate in-12 quilters around the globe who each have a month to choose a block. I chose a Double Ohio Star- a block I had never made but got the idea for a quilt from the book Material Obsession 2. A few years ago I joined site where I received fat quarters of African fabric each month and those fabrics have traveled with me as I moved houses and until now I have not had the inspiration to showcase them. I have traveled to Africa twice and fell in love with the joyful colourful people and decided to get my fellow bloggers to help me put this quilt together. I sent out the centre image, the black fabric and the star fabric asking everyone to add one colour from their stash and therefore making them all different.



These are the blocks I made before I sent other African ladies off  around the globe. I loooove how these turned out and can't wait to receive the rest of the family back.
One of them arrived yesterday from Western Australia- thanks so much Sue. I just love her and she is as perfect as I had envisaged -
I think Sue has used fabric she has dyed herself-what a brilliant match. Sue spoilt me with a piece of dyed fabric and the most gorgeous handmade card-
Thank you so much Sue.
I know one other lady has been finished and I will show her when she arrives-looking forward to her homecoming Lizzie.

So there has been some sewing going on here and there is another quilt in the making that I will show soon.
Hope you are all well and enjoying stitching.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely to hear from you Marls...I Love your African Blocks they are All Gorgeous...
    cheers

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  2. Good to hear from you Marls. I love the African block..I can't wait to see your finished quilt...

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  3. So nice to read your post again Marls.


    Your African ladies are gorgeous and Sue's lovely hand dyed one will look great with your other ones.

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  4. What a great pattern to show off the ladies. The blocks look lovely.

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  5. Nice to see you back. Your blocks will make a really nice quilt.

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  6. Nice to "hear" from you. You have been busy. Love those African blocks.

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  7. She'll be in the post today Marls, I can't wait to see it finished, it's going to be a really fabulous quilt...
    Lizzie
    xxx

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  8. Very well done with the quilts for Christchurch. Well done the quilting shop too.
    The colours around the ladies are yummy.

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  9. nice to see you back girl... and you have been busy!

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  10. I love that you showed the fabrics...then the finished quilts! How fun, and lovely finishes!!

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  11. Very well done with the quilts for Christchurch. Well done the quilting shop too.
    The colours around the ladies are yummy.

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Marlene