Sunburnt Quilts

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Posted on | October 9, 2012 | 13 Comments

The nearby city of Melbourne is well known for its changeable weather.  This Spring has certainly been one of extremes. Three days ago it was bitterly cold and snow was forecast for some of the mountain areas. Today has glorious sunshine, blue sky and a gentle breeze. No getting bored with the weather here.

But the best part is being able to take photos outside in natural light. Can’t beat it.

During the recent school holidays I participated in a bag making workshop. It was a delightful and easy bag to make.


It has a drawstring top to hide the inside goodies. What’s great about attending a workshop is seeing all the different fabric combinations used by all the participants. It looked great made in one, two and three colour combinations.

Because many of us finished the bag early we had time to make this cute little gift pouch, too, from our left-over fabrics.

A few more cards have been made.  They are similar to the ones I made last week but I have played with colour variations. I often choose not to add a sentiment to my cards until I know what I am using them for. That way I can make a general card design that is appropriate for a range of occasions.

I am not the only one who has been busy creating. Hubby has been busy knitting away again. This time he has made a small blanket using finely spun wool for our grandson. This will keep him snug and warm.

I am planning to spend time in the garden this afternoon while the sun is shining, because who knows what it will be like tomorrow!

Enjoy your day.


13 Responses to All Sorts.

  • Shez says: Karen i love that bag what a great workshop and well done to hubby as well what a snuggley rug for your GS.xx
  • marina says: lovely bag and hubs blanket is great.
  • Sunnybec says: Your bag is lovely and how cut is the little gift bag!! Congratulations to your hubby what a wonderful little blanket, your GS is going to love it. xx
  • Sunnybec says: Opps that should say "cute"....sorry :-(
  • michelle from Rag-tag Stitchin' says: Cute bags. Sounds like a great workshop.
  • Linda at Roscoe's Ma says: two are a busy couple. Everything looks wonderful!
  • highland monkeys says: What lovely combinations on your bag. When in a workshop everybody bounces ideas about which then gives birth to more ideas! Your cards are very pretty and a husband who knits....he's a keeper!! :0D
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: That bag is so pretty, and I love the idea of the drawstring to keep things out of sight. Pretty cards, and what a great blanket for baby!
  • Rachaeldaisy says: How funny about the weather. It's never dull that way. What a fun bag, I love the fabrics you used. Your cards are so perfect. You have a very clever husband! I love the natural look of the wool he has used.
  • Anita Hayes says: A husband who knits!!!!Quick.....make a mould!! That is so exciting!!! I am thrilled your husband knits, I like what he made too. Great stuff. I love your cards and you've been very busy in the sewing department. It's interesting to see how other people mix and match colours, very fascinating. Cheers, Anita.
  • Suz says: Wow! A husband who knits....what a treasure! His blanket looks so snuggly and warm!
  • Astrid says: Love the bags you have made and that little gift pouch is so cute. Great cards too. Didn't know your husband is into knitting... The blanket looks great and I'm sure the little one will love it! I intended to work in the garden a couple of days ago, but 'of course' it started raining... we badly need rain, so no complaints! :)
  • Lynn says: What is the name of the grey fabric on the main body of your bag? I love it!

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