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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sunflowers, Trees and a Christmas in July Ornament Swap.


The last couple of days I have been madly stitching and catching up with the Row-Block of the Month that Anita and I are doing. The plan is to use up what we have in our Sewing Rooms. Unfortunately I have no yellows in my stash. So a quick trip to the local patchwork shop and I was supplied with the three colours I used in the Sunflower blocks. I purchased 20cm of each fabric. I chose some backing fabrics,I think these were just right for the flowers.
Don't sunflowers just brighten your day. I used the template that came with Paula's pattern. Thanks Paula.

The other row we had to do had the theme of green/trees etc. The palm like tree
on the third block is a family tree. I machine embroidered our names onto each leaf.

I enjoyed this little Christmas Tree block. Thanks to a blog win on Gail's blog sometime ago when I won a bag of buttons I was able to decorate the tree with heaps of bright red buttons. I still have one row to catch up with the theme is baskets. Next months theme is angels. So I had better get a move on.

I have joined in Terri's Christmas in July Ornament Swap. If you wish to join in hop to Terri's blog and sign up. I have received a wonderful pattern and book this week in the mail so will have plenty to choose from. Terri will be putting ideas of what to make on her blog.
History was made this morning. I woke up to hear the news that Australia has there first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. Interesting times ahead.
Happy sewing.
Bev C


chris said...

Love the trees Bev, particularly the 'family tree'.
Yes, Julia has been waiting - what took her so long!

Sue said...

This looks fabulous. I love the Chritmas tree too.

Christine M said...

Your sun flowers look great (and so do your trees). The Christmas ornament swap looks like it will be fun.

Lynda said...

The sunflowers are so happy looking.

Sally said...

Sunflowers are one of my all time favourites - always bring a smile to my dial.
Your sunflowers are ace.

Terriaw said...

Your blocks are all beautiful! I especially love all those lovely sunflowers. Looks like a lot of work. Thanks for the shout-out for the ornament swap! Sign-ups coming soon...

Bobbie Lynn said...

Looks like another great quilt there Bev. You amaze me with your work. Have a wonderful day.

Simone de Klerk said...

Such lovely blocks, Bev! And what a wonderful idea, putting the names of your family on the leaves.
The sun flowers are so you (O:

Maria said...

Your sunflowers look great as does the other row.

Have popped over to Terri's blog and asked to join in the swap too. Thanks Bev.

Margaret said...

I have had a lovely ramble through yout last posts, You must be happy at the way everything is turning out because they are a joy to look at.