Friday, 8 December 2017

WIPs and some flowers

Well, it's December again and I'm trying to finish a couple of small Christmas quilts so I can have them out on display before the 25th.

First up is my "Flocks by Night" by Wendy Williams.  I really enjoyed doing the wool felt applique on this quilt.


But I wasn't happy with one of the wonky stars, so I finally took it out last night and changed it.  Then I basted it, so now I can hand quilt it.


My Holiday Patchwork Forest is almost finished too.  I made it from a pattern designed by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter.  I paid $2 and got a pdf pattern here, but she also explains how to make a smaller version of the block for free here







I'm proud to say that the binding is the only fabric I purchased for this quilt.  The rest is all from my stash, including the red Kaffe Fassett for the border, which looks very Christmassy when it's next to that green Roman Glass by Kaffe Fassett.  I need to get a full photo of it this weekend.

At least my Tula Pink Holiday Homies quilt is finished and is draped over the box in the hallway.  You can read how I made it here.


Of course it's summer time here in the Southern Hemisphere.  It's been unusually hot and dry in much of New Zealand and we're on water restrictions now.  Here's some photos of the plants in my garden which are still surviving well, despite the heat.

Agapanthus

Hebe - a New Zealand natvie bush

Lavendar - don't ask which variety
And some amazing hydrangeas spotted on my morning walk:








5 comments:

Kunzfrau said...

Oh ich mag deine Flocks-Quilt. Der wird richtig toll!

Gruß Marion

PaulaB quilts said...

Your Flocks quilt is just delightful. I've been making Amy's trees as well, for a neighborhood quilt. They are so easy. Thanks for sharing your beautiful flowers with us up here in snow and ice.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Love, love, LOVE your Christmas Tree Quilt!!!

Lynette said...

Hi, Wendy. Your Flocks by Night project is FANTABULOUS! I love the bright wools you used in it. And that Kaffe Fasset print looks terrific bordering the trees.

Schulz Family said...

I love the flocks by night.