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Monday, March 18, 2013

"Apples in Paradise Tablecloth."

Hello,

I found this pattern called Parrots in Paradise in a magazine called Big Block Quilts.


I had a metre of the apple fabric and found some co-ordinating fabrics in the stash to use.


I used two of my Brother Embroidery cards for the machine quilting.


I did things a little different with this tablecloth. There is no wadding in it at all. I used a bright red thicker cotton fabric for the backing and binding. I think it might be a Twill fabric. The designs were embroidered in red thread and this was used in the bobbin as well. So the back of the cloth looks like a red work cloth. The Table cloth is exactly 1 metre square.

The apples in the photo's were picked from one of our trees yesterday. Nothing quite like the taste of freshly picked organic apples. Also note the lovely green lawn. We had 34.5mls of rain here at Kainga one day last week. It was lovely gentle soaking rain, although I could have done without the lightening and thunder that came with it.

Now while Lucy and David are jumping out of planes at 16 000 feet at the Bay of Islands in New Zealand Ian and I have had sometime to ourselves. Yesterday we spent the day looking at the Kalamunda Farmers Markets and enjoying a lovely lunch at Melville's Rose Farm in  Bickley Valley.


We shared this Lemon Meringue Pie. I was very good and didn't buy any plants.We are waiting for another month or so before we even think about planting plants. Summer is far too hot to buy plants and in fact a few weeks ago after a absolutely awful day of 44 degrees. We were at the Garden Centre just out of town buying some manure  and the lady said she had people that  awfully hot day  asking what sort of plants should be planted now. We both had a good laugh about those silly people. Anyone with any gardening sense just knows it is not worth buying plants in the height of Summer here.

Happy days.
Bev C

15 comments:

Christine M said...

Your table cloth is lovely Bev. mmm Home grown apples. That would be nice! So would that lemon meringue pie! LOL! Do you live near Kalamunda? I have been there several times as I have a cousin living there.

Pauline said...

Look at your lovely, lush lawn! It's my turn to be envious now. I mowed my grass (doesn't deserve to be called lawn) last week in a cloud of dust. Really like your tablecloth!

Fiona said...

love how you have finished off the table topper with embroideries... adds another dimension to it... the lemon meringue looks lovely too... my lawn has gone nuts with rain and a couple of days of sunshine.... lovely to have so much green...
Hugz

marina said...

your table topper looks fantastic. the embroideries are very sweet what a great idea.
I like how the way you have used different fabrics, and different patterns appear to the original.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new tablecloth is so lovely, beautiful fabrics and embroidery. I have given up on gardening at the moment until the drought is over!

Mylene said...

What a beautiful table topper. Love it!
hmmm. the meringue pie looks delicious!!
Happy week!!

Cheryll said...

I think THAT pie would look great on THAT tablecloth!!! Yum to both!! :)

Nat Palaskas said...

Nice apple tablecloth. Love your machine embroidery, it's beautiful - Hugs Nat

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Bev. Your table cloth is very very lovely. Nice to be able to pick your own fruit from your very own trees. A very artistic presentation with your Lemon Meringue pie. Hope you get much more rain. Hugs Judy

Bobbie Lynn said...

Wonderful job on your table covering and perfect for apple season. Yes, nothing better than picking fresh apples off the tree. There are a few places that we go each year (October-December) to pick apples. Nice that you and your family had a great weekend.
Yes, I have more sweet pea seeds for this September sowing. Glad you like the photos. Have a lovely day.
Blessings.

Maria said...

Your table cloth looks lovely Bev.
Beautiful presentation of your Yummy Lemon Meringue...

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a lovely tablecloth Bev...I bet you are real pleased with it! We have turned cooler here overnight...21c....I bet those apples are just delicious....Wishing you a lovely Tuesday and I hope it's not too hot today!

Julie said...

Hello Bev, beautiful table cloth - LOVE the apples, I think I have some of that apple fabric tucked away somewhere, you have inspired me to hunt it out. YOur lemon meringue pie made my mouth water too, one of my very favourites. Julie X

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Beautiful tablecloth! So vibrant and cheery! Your hot summer days, sounds like the ones here in Texas!

Val Spiers said...

What a lovely table cloth. I just love that apple fabric.