Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The last bloom

Good morning! I thought I'd show you my little win on Trade Me - a new basket (I just adore cane baskets)


 Perfect to keep sewing projects in I've been looking for a while just for the right basket and I found it.


Can you believe the quilt top is nearly finished?
Can you see the last little bit needed.
I can't believe it! 
All that hand sewing is nearly over.


Looking back through files trying to work out when I started the quilt 
 I found this photo from October 2010


And here is the very last bloom of the flower garden done January 2013, ready to be sewn in today.


I'm going to wag study today and sit in the sun and get the quilt top finished.


Thought you all in the Northern hemisphere visiting the blog might appreciate a bit of a peek at some sun and blue sky

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27 comments:

  1. Today looks like the sun and a chair outside are calling, already fine up here, lovely basket. Greetings to all, Jean. p.s. like the man in the cheese ad " All good things take time", the quilt is truly lovely.

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    1. Thank you Jean - I stayed up till 10pm trying to finish it but just couldn't keep me eyes open. Will wag study today and try hard to get top finished . I want to put a cream border on it and then it's all ready for quilting. But won't have time to quilt it as I need to study before I go away to workshop and have friends arriving from overseas so no quilting will happen now until March. How people say they are bored I never know I just have too much I wanna do. They will be nailing my coffin down with me Yelling but hang on I just have xyz to do..

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  2. keep that sun and blue sky over there! i am enjoying my winter!!! that quilt is just a work of art. i sure wish i could quilt like that.

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    1. SMILE Oh I could keep sun and blue sky all year round. I just love hanging washing outside on the line, running around in bare feet, windows and doors open letting in the fresh air, picking fresh tomatoes, the little cherry ones James is growing and plopping in me mouth as I walk past... SMILE

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  3. Oh I'd definately sit in the sun and sew...well, attempt to sew. I get distracted when I'm outside. LOVE that quilt! I have a similar one that my grandmother made from old clothes, and some of the old clothes were made from feed sacks back in the 1940's! I treasure it! And I love your basket also...I'm a basket girl myself!

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    1. i get terribly distracted when outside - could be out all day

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  4. A lovely basket. One of your beautiful cats peering out would make a perfect photo!

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    1. I'll see if the blue sisters will oblige for a photo.

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  5. A wag day, is just what the doctor ordered sometimes! Your basket is lovely, I have one just like it, only I took the lids off so I could keep pine cones in mine.
    Your GG looks really pretty......well done!

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    1. Wag day was needed back to books today

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  6. You found a wonderful basket for all your sewing. I like that it is a big enough to carry the quilt you are working as well as all the supplies you need. The easy open/close is a nice feature too..
    Your Grandmothers' Garden quilt is charming. It is such a sweet & cheerful quilt and it makes me smile each time I see it. You have inspired me to try and get past my irrational fear of paper piecing so I can make my own flower garden quilt. You should be very proud that you have hand-crafted an heirloom quilt that will be treasured by your family for generations to come.

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    1. Thanks - look forward to when I can get time to finish it winter maybe. I wonder if I'll be over the top precious and no cats allowed on it

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  7. What a beautiful photo shoot, with the adorable basket of fabric flower blooms spilling out of it! Aaaah, I can almost feel that warmth up here in the northern hemisphere, LOL!

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  8. Love the sunshine pic! You are right - I needed that. Today was very dark, rainy, and cold - blech!

    Enjoy that sunshine!

    Sue

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    1. Hi SUE! Hope you are all doing well - ((hugs)) Glad I could send some sunshine your way.

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  9. Congrats on your final flower..I love the fabric! I have one of those baskets...currently it houses scraps but could just as easily WIP's...not that I have had any time for sewing lately. I need to wag working, studying and soap-making though!

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    1. I can't believe the last flower is done and dusted and all the top is finished (I still want to sew some borders on by machine but all hand sewing done) Hope you get a wag day in soon - highly recommend them.

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  10. Yes, this northern gal sure appreciates seeing your greenery. The sky here is blue today and the sun is shining low in the sky, but everything is brown and leaf-less. You don't really know how starved you are for lushness until it's staring you in he face. :-) Thanks! I love, love, LOVE your basket and quilt.

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    1. ill make sure I get more outdoor summer shots over the next few weeks. I forget to take my camera on walks but usually have my phone - not that I know how to work that.

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  11. Hope you had a fruitful wag day!! Your quilt is looking so good, you must be delighted!!! What a journey, eh? Love your basket too, great buying!

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    1. I did - but back to books this morning - my head hurts learning all the names of muscles and what they do and where they are located. A whole new language for me. I never thought the quilt would be finished so early. I've been drooling over Leeanne's quilting of hexis she did for a client. http://quiltmekiwi.blogspot.co.nz/2013/08/hexagon-quilt.html Love Leanne

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  12. No kidding. The best I do this time of year is partly blue sky, and today's the day! =) Congratulations on your final flower for that project! What a lovely top it is, too. I'm not sure what wag study is, but if it means you can finish the stitching, enjoy!

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  13. It's nice to see a GFG that is almost finished. WTG! It looks beautiful.

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  14. Wow your basket is gorgeous and just perfect for Grandmother's Flower Garden as it grows. Thanks for the sunny photo.....in the middle of winter here and ready for spring!

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  15. I love your basket! And, look at that your last flower. Such a beautiful quilt and how wonderful it looks on the bed. Well done!

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  16. Gorgeous Garden, beautiful job. Looks great on the bed. Love your basket.

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