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A Little Sunshine Is very Welcome.

Posted on | July 25, 2014 | 11 Comments

It was a delight to wake this morning to see the sun shining and some blue sky. We have had several weeks of overcast and rainy days. And a lot of fog.

It is still chilly and there is some wind, but seeing the sun makes a big difference.

I made the most of it by taking some photos of a little finish.

Sunburnt Quilts 2014 - Zig Zag

This is a small quilt, probably wall hanging size.  I did it as a mystery quilt workshop earlier this year.

Sunburnt Quilts 2014 - Zig Zag

I would have liked to make it larger but I could not track down sufficient fabric. It is from Leesa Chandler’s line, Passage to India.

I had trouble keeping the quilt still for a photo so it is waving about.

(But at least there is sunshine and blue sky.)

Sunburnt Quilts 2014 - Zig Zag


And the backing has nothing to so with the front! It was simply the right size.

Sunburnt Quilts 2014 - Zig Zag

The quilting was very simple – straight lines following the zig-zags.

Progress on all other projects is extremely limited at the moment as I have been helping my mother prepare her house for sale. We have had weeks of cleaning , sorting and de – cluttering. She is 85 and would like to  move into a retirement village. The work has been worth it as we listed the property on Thursday, had an open house on Saturday, then received a wonderful offer on Monday. So, pending all the checks and balances we will be moving my mother in about 6 weeks.

I am hoping to fit in a little sewing in between packing boxes. I do have this weekend to myself and am attending a stitching group on Saturday and then a workshop with Lisa Cantlay,  (FigNBerry) and Marg, (Marg Low Designs)  on Sunday at Monbulk.

I hope you have a lovely weekend planned, too.

Cheers, Karen




11 Responses to A Little Sunshine Is very Welcome.

  • Shez says: Hi Karen what a wonderful quilt well done on a beautiful finish,and shucks i am going to the workshop with Lisa and Marg on sat,what a bummer we will miss each other,lol,like ships in the night,lol.xx
  • Astrid says: That's a lovely quilt and I love how you have quilted it. Congrats on the house sale and all the best on your mom's move. Don't forget to take some minutes for yourself and sew! :) Chilly this side too, but at least we rarely have fog. Rain this morning. Have a wonderful weekend!
  • cheryll (gone stitchin) says: Yes it's a wonderful feeling seeing blue skies in winter... Love your quilt... and the colours are just stunning! :)
  • Christine M says: Your quilt is lovely, Karen. What a great result getting your mother's house sold so quickly.
  • Rachaeldaisy says: What a wonderful striking quilt! The quilting is great for emphasising the lines if the quilt. All the best to your mum for selling the house. It's a big job sorting through everything. Phils parents say it took them 5 years to sort through their things before moving to a villiage. Your classes sound wonderful, I know your have some lovely show and tell next week.
  • Fiona says: I love the quilt... funny you say the straight lines as simple... I can't get them straight so find them hard.. feathers are simple to me!!! Love the fun backing too.. makes it reversible. Wonderful that things have gone smoothly for your mums house.. all the best with the move and have a lovely stitchy weekend... Hugz
  • Kelly says: What a pretty quilt, the blue squares look like your blue skies!
  • Frances says: Love the colors in the quilt. Congratulations on the quick offer. We waited 9 months for one!!
  • Sunny says: I like the design of that quilt, and the fabrics work well with it. Good luck with moving your Mom. We're having a picture perfect day here today!
  • Joan says: Oh if only I could ship some of this sunshine to you, I would! Your quilt is beautiful and I love the little streak of sun, shining on it. Happy packing. I know it has to be a big chore, but it's also a labor of love! :-)
  • Suz says: How wonderful to have an offer on your Mum's house so quickly! I hope the move goes smoothly! And you get some time to enjoy your stitching workshops! Enjoy the sunshine too!

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