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Pink And Blue.

Posted on | May 11, 2013 | 14 Comments

I have spent a week concentrating on free motion quilting for my Dresden quilt. I am surprised at how long it has taken to do all the stitching.  But thankfully the end is near as I only have the binding to do and a few loose threads to trim.

I decided after all that work I needed something super easy so I decided to make this little donation cot quilt. All fabrics are from my stash and I also have backing in my stash to finish it off.

I do enjoy working on these little, easy projects in between the big ones.

We are having the most glorious Autumn weather at the moment. Beautiful sunny days and the nights have not been chilly. The garden is enjoying the sun, too, and the camellias are starting to flower.

We enjoyed a lovely day this week at the Melbourne Museum. We saw the special exhibit – Afghanistan Hidden Treasures. It was an amazing display of artifacts made thousands of years ago. Most were discovered last century but then thought to be lost again during the recent wars and turbulence inside the country. Some incredibly brave people had hidden them away for several decades to save them.

I loved the beautiful gold and turquoise jewellery. Much of it would look wonderful worn today. If this exhibit comes to your area, take the opportunity to see it.

Here’s the link for the display in Melbourne.  Afghanistan Hidden Treasures.

And to wind up the week, we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary. (Yes, I was a child bride.) :) Wonder if we will fit in another 40?

Happy Mother’s Day.


14 Responses to Pink And Blue.

  • Bev C says: Congrats on your Wedding Anniversary Karen. The baby quilt is so lovely, it will keep a little one warm. Thanks for the link to the exhibition, will check it out. Happy days. Bev.
  • marina says: Happy anniversary!! your donation quilt is lovely. My camelia buds are getting ready to put on a show too.
  • michelle from Rag-tag Stitchin' says: Big congratulations to you and your husband wonderful milestone. Beautiful camelia and quilt. I think I too would have been very partial to the turquoise jewelry.
  • sunny says: What a cute little quilt! It will be well loved by some child. And it's good for you to take a break with something simpler.
  • joan says: Someone is going to get one adorable quilt, and I am sure it will bring big smiles to their face! Happy Anniversary, and I can't wait to see your dresden quilt! :-)
  • Rachaeldaisy says: Happy 40th wedding anniversary!! The quilt you made is really lovely, such an effective simple pattern, and beautiful fabric choices. I'm off to follow your link to those treasures, they sound wonderful!
  • Fiona says: lovely little quilt... I like a little project in between aswell.... just love this time of year .... Happy Anniversary - 40 years is very special... ruby? maybe a red quilt coming up? Hugz
  • Shez says: happy 40th wedding anniversary Karen and love your quilt the colours are happy colours,have a wonderful day today.xx
  • Anita says: Hi Karen, Happy Anniversary!!! Here's to many more!! I love your in-between project. The colours all complement each other. Beautiful. Cheers, Anita.
  • Frances says: Looks like we are both spending some time making charity quilts. Yours is wonderful!!!
  • Linda King says: Happy Anniversary! 40 years, wow. Looking forward to seeing the dresden quilt finished.
  • Elaine/MuddlingThrough says: Congratulations on that milestone anniversary! And how pretty your pink and blue quilt top. I agree. It is fun to do something quick and easy in the in-between times. My mother has camellias like that, Sasanquas. They are beautiful.
  • Linda at Roscoe's Ma says: Well, we have one more thing in common! I was a child bride too...43 years coming up. Happy anniversary! Love the pink and blue quilt!! The camellia is beautiful...I've never seen one. Are they fragrant? It reminds me of a gardenia.
  • Carolyn @ Sweet Boater Chick says: Beautiful quilt! I love all the different quilting you did on it.

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