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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

"These are cool Mum"


I got my cross stitch that I did last month back from the framers. I am pleased with how this has worked out. It hangs on the wall in the family room with other cross stitches that I have done. Yesterday I started a new patchwork quilt. This is from the Australian Homespun Magazine. Volume 9.10. It is a design by Deidre Field called "All Hallow's Eve Lap Quilt. The pattern called for 4 inch squares. I used 5 inch squares because I had bought a packet of 25 from a lady who was selling them at the markets, as I didn't want to waste the material I changed it to the 5 inch squares. I have to get some more vlisoflex to make up the tree that goes on the quilt next to the crow.
"These are cool Mum" is what Bonnie said when she saw the Oven Mitts and Pot holder that I made on Monday. This is a quick and easy pattern to follow. I was extremely happy with the way they worked out. The pattern is a design by Pam Jansen of Ballarat Patchwork. Pam's website is http://www.ballaratpatchwork.com.au/ I know I will be reusing this pattern over again as I think I will give Bonnie the blue set and make some more for myself.

Now I am off to water the fruit trees as the weather is going to warm up tomorrow.
Happy days.
Bev C

1 comment:

Simone de Klerk said...

You've been very busy! I love your cross stitch houses. And the quilt looks very nice too. Look forward to the finish.