Sunday, July 4, 2010

Hand Stitching

This is how the morning started out.  We had a HUGE frost.  Because I slept in til 7.15 I missed out on the 'full Monty' as most of it had melted.  

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This afternoon after I had completed the monthly newsletter for the quilt group, I sat and treated myself to some hand stitching.  In my mind there is nothing more therapeutic than picking up a needle and thread and doing some hand piecing.  The 2011 raffle quilt for Toowoomba Quilters next year is this gorgeous dresden plate scrappy quilt. 
Firstly, I love, love, love scrap quilts and secondly I have always wanted to do a Dresden Plate.  This is the second lot of petals I have put together for the quilt, and have thoroughly enjoyed doing it.  The group is yet to decide on the background fabric and the centre circle.

Now.....back to the hand quilting on the KF quilt on another chilly night.


shirley said...

Hi Di, We had the frost that morning too in Nanango...Frank went in for the paper before I woke and said everything was white.

I woke about 6.30 with the chest pains, so now you know why I have been awol.

Cuggles! Kids said...

What a clever lady you are Di. I admire anyone who has the patience for quilting! I'm more of a 'run it through the machine and finish it' kind of girl myself but love to see how clever other people are. Happy quilting. : ) Kim (from Handmade Heaven).