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Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Redwork Love Is" and a Bungarra.


Oh my goodness I am so glad yesterday is over. A scorcher of a day about 45 degrees Celsius in the shade. I just stayed inside watching the Australian Open Tennis on the television. I have been enjoying the tennis again this year. It is something I look forward to. Nothing like watching rich tennis players arguing with the umpire and grunting each time they hit the ball!!! Seriously we have seen some amazing tennis and it continues this week. I was hoping to have some photo's of the completed "Sunflowers & Sunshine" quilt but they are on the other computer. I will have to transfer the photo's later on and show them in a future posting. I dropped the quilt of to the quilters along with my tablecloth that I had finished last year. I also dropped the recent cross stitch to the framers. So it will be bread and dripping over the next month while I save up to pay for them.

Over the past week I have been finished of  Paula's latest free Block of the Month, called Redwork Love Is.

I used up some of the material I received from my neighbour last year. I used cream homespun that I had on hand for the stitchery squares and for the backing I used a pink shade of matching homespun for the backing. I added a suffolk puff to each intersection and used DMC 221 for sewing them on and doing the stitchery.

I added another stitchery square because I had mine 5 blocks across instead of four. I think the block I added is rather appropriate. Plus it adds my personal touch to the quilt. Thank you once again Paula for a great pattern.

Seeing I can't show you photo's of my "Sunflower & Sunshine" quilt I will show you some photo's of a visitor we have to our place on a fairly regular basis. I heard something banging on the security screens the other day and went to investigate. I opened the curtains,looked to the right nothing looked to the left and saw the neighbours cat. I banged on the window to get rid of him.

A little while later Ian came home from work and the banging started again. We both went to investigate. No cat but this was hanging on the door.

It was our resident Bungarra. This is his tail. I presume it is a male, I really don't know.

Here you can see his markings on his skin and his feet.

Here his his face. He was upside down. He stayed there for a few minutes then dropped to the ground and he was of across the block within a few seconds. They are fast runners. The Bungarra has been around Kainga for a couple of years now. I saw him in the garden the other week. I think he also lives across the road at some neighbours because they have talked about him also. Last summer I heard him on a very hot day in the gutter. Looked out and he was poking his head out looking at me.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend. It is only going to be 35 here today. That is about the hottest I like before it gets uncomfortable for me.

Happy days.
Bev C


Unknown said...

Love the Suffolk Puffs as an added touch on your quilt...the redwork looks Great.

Maria said...

You are doing a fantastic job on the Redwork Quilt.

Your Bungarra is a big fellow indeed.I bet it is noisy when he walks on the roof.

Michelle said...

The redwork quilt looks great, brilliant idea to add your own block makes it a bit different to everyone elses.
Wow that Bungarra sure is a beautiful fellow, just as long as he stays outside!

Pauline said...

The quilt is lovely, Bev. Nice to know you have such beautiful visitors!

But, wow, that heat! I'm going to stop complaining about the rain! My visitors go back to Queensland at the weekend, so they will probably take it back with them.

Anita said...

Oh Bev, You're so mean. I think Mr. Bungarra wanted to come in for a cup of tea! lol. Let him in you meanie. He's certainly a beauty. You're garden is so nice and inviting, no wonder he lives there. Hugs, Anita.

Simone de Klerk said...

Waht a beautiful quilt, Bev! Such a good feeling one!
Oh dear, I wouldn't know where to go, seeing a reptile like that. Very scary to me! Guess we're not used to it.

Karen said...

You are certainly continuing that hot spell!! Glad the wildlife is there to entertain you along with the tennis.
Your quilt is looking great. Love all the redwork!!

Cheryll said...

The quilt looks great! Redwork always looks wonderful! It's a very interesting visitor you have.

Mitzi Curi said...

I love redwork, and your quilt is just wonderful! It's nice to see appreciation for the classic styles as well as new creations. I think you must give your bungarra a name.....it seems he want to be part of your family!

Anonymous said...

Your Love Is quilt looks wonderful Bev and just the inspiration I need to keep working away with mine. I absolutely love the way you have bordered the stitchery blocks with the same fabrics throughout and the extra block and Suffolk puffs add that extra touch of you.

That's an interesting visitor you have :0) enjoy the tennis!

Christine M said...

Your quilt looks lovely Bev. You must be very happy with it.

Terriaw said...

Your redwork project turned out so gorgeous! I love the fabrics you used to frame the stitchery blocks. And those little yo-yos in the corners are just perfect.

Thanks for introducing us to your Bungarra. I've never hear of him but he looks a bit ominous.

Anonymous said...

Hello Bev, enjoyed seeing your Redwork....and the added touch of the suffolk puffs..I enjoy making the puffs...Bungarra is a big bloke....whew you would want to be inside with those temps..Hugs Lyn

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Wow, you are warm there. We are having some pretty nice weather here too. Good to hear that you are not having any flooding in your area. I have seen some photos in the news.

Just love your block quilt and all the red work. Another wonderful quilt. Can't wait to see photo of your sunflower quilt.

As for the Bunngarra, I can't imagine going out into my yard and coming across one of them. That would scare the daylights out of me. I'm still a bit jumpy with the little lizards in my yard. Have a wonderful week Bev.
Bobbie Lynn

Lynda said...

Lovely redwork Bev.

barb's creations said...

Love how your "Love is" quilt has turned out.I also made up this BOM but still have the borders to add onto mine before I can finish it :) Barb.


Hello Bev. What a super great stitchery quilt. Love it and the colors. I have No idea what a "Bungarra" but I reckon from what he looks like he is not a creature I would want around my house. LOL Hugs Judy

Chookyblue...... said...

we have had a couple of terrible days...........coll change here today..........38 forecast.........lol........

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

the redwork quilt looks great Bev, you have some weird and wonderful critters in Oz..