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Looking For Sunshine.

Posted on | May 26, 2012 | 13 Comments

After the weather we have been having, the idea of finding sunshine would seem an impossible task. We are getting around that by flying over the pond to spend a month with family and sharing their Summer. I have no idea about whether it will be easy to post, or reply to comments or to even make comments on your posts in that time. I will if I can, but if not, you know that I will be having too much fun!

I have used the inside, cooped up time on the last few rainy and windy days to complete a few projects.

My Southern Jewels quilt came back from the LAQ and is now bound and ready to give as a gift in August.

It has been quilted in an all over pattern of butterflies, to reflect the main fabric.

And I used my all time favourite for the backing – gum leaves. These are all fabrics from Leesa Chandler’s range, Under The Australian Sun 1 and 2.

I have also completed the stitching on a  small embroidery. This sweet little snowflake pattern is from Polka & Bloom and the thread is the Cottage Garden Peacock that I showed in an earlier post.

A little bit of knitting has been done, too.

I started with one but they were a little addictive. I thought they would be bright and colourful for our little grandson’s room.

The pattern is from Twins’ Knitting Patterns Mini Shop and is a freebie. This is the same site where I bought the pattern for the knitted monkeys I have posted previously.

That’s it for now. Just the last of the packing to do. Cheers.


13 Responses to Looking For Sunshine.

  • Fiona says: your quilt has come up beautifully.. I love how quilting gives an extra dimension... and such apretty snowflake stitchery... the peacock thread is perfect.... as for those elephants... love at first site... aren't they just such fun... Hugz
  • Sunnybec says: Loving the quilt, it looks like a stained glass window! and those elephants are just so cute!! We have hot sunshine and I am very sorry but I am not sharing!! I have had to wait until the end of May to get it and I am hanging on to it tightly. Enjoy your holiday, I know you will. Hugs x
  • Lesley says: I love this quilt! The fabrics are just so beautiful. Someone will be very lucky to get this quilt! Your snowflake is perfect. And those elephants are adorable!
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: The quilt is gorgeous! Everything you've done is just great. I would gladly share some of our sunshine, but glad you have found a way to get some for yourself. Have a good time!
  • Pauline says: The Southern Jewels quilt is beautiful, the butterfly quilting is perfect. Awesome stitching on the snowflake and the elephants are adorable....luv'd the monkey too. Michigan weather is unseasonably hot!! It is still only May and we have had a number of days 30C and higher...Sunday and Monday are to be 33C. Have a safe trip...hugs Pauline
  • Karen says: The knellyfants are adorable. Grandson will love them. Love the stitchery. Got that pattern stashed away somewhere. The Southern Jewels quilt is gorgeous. I'm gonna get me a big proper finish one day, I am, I am. Have fun in your search for the sun. If you can send some back this way, or bring it back with you. Which ever is the most convenient.
  • Rachaeldaisy says: Karen, safe travels and I know you'll have a wonderful time with your family!!! Your projects are beautiful as always! I love the butterfly fabric and the nosey knitted animals are hilarious!! I can see that they would be fun to make!
  • Suz says: Your quilt with its butterfly fabric and quilting is lovely! What a wonderful gift it will be! Happy travels!
  • Anita Hayes says: Hi Karen, What a fantastic job on the quilt!!! Love the butterflies, the colours are stunning. I've seen those knitted elephants before and have plans to knit some in the future. Cheers, Anita.
  • Denise in PA says: Karen, the quilt is beautiful! I just love the butterfly quilting - it's perfect for that quilt! Those little knitted critters are adorable - I'm chuckling at them all sitting there in a row look that!
  • Frances says: I'm a little late in seeing this post, but hope that you have a wonderful trip!!!
  • Aunt Spicy says: Your Southern Jewels quilt is stunning! Someone is going to be very happy to receive it!
  • Angela says: This quilt is really beautiful. The butterflies just finish it off. I love the colours and the 'Japanese' style.

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