Friday, July 15, 2016

At long last


I discovered if I deposit my camera roll photos on my blog into the Picasso Web Album I can then post them straight into my blog. Yay!


My first photo is the centre of a quilt which is a pattern from the Jane Leary book recently available in shops here. The centre 'chintz' fabric is an old piece I bought from Mary Koval while she was here in Australia, the borders are large and really shows off the beauty of several fabrics



Here is a current photo. I still have one border to add but it is already large and I would like more wide than length at this stage. To give you an idea of the size of the borders, the flying geese on the outside are 10" long and 5" wide. Enormous but quick to make. It is over 80" square at the moment.





I have finished the Crib Quilt and it is now hanging up. I thoroughly enjoyed making this small quilt.





I spent the weekend, Friday to Sunday at Millrose Cottage in Ballan with 10 sewing friends. We had a wonderful time filled with sewing,chatter, laughter and food. Shopping next door at the Millrose quilt shop was a dream as they have a large selection of my favourite Japanese Taupes. This is a bundle of  my fabric shopping.  I also bought some light cream linen for use as a background. I just need to find a pattern.


I haven't worked out how to turn the photos round yet. That's my next job!
Now that I know how to load photos again I hope to show you my other pieces soon.











10 comments:

Linda said...

Dorothy, it sounds like you had a lovely weekend with your sewing friends. You found some great fabrics, too :) Love that darling crib quilt.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

What a lovely soft quilt. I love the crib quilt too. Jane's book is fantastic and I am thoroughly enjoying it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation.

Karen said...

Ever since we got switched to Windows 10, I have had a problem finding my pictures in a place where I can find them to put on my blog. I had to start using Picasa but even then sometimes have a problem getting them to load onto Facebook or my blog. I hope your problems are over for good.

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

A great post Dorothy, I'm glad you found a way to post you photos, I might try that myself. Your Crib Quilt is gorgeous.

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful work Dorothy - love the medallion and the fabric choices you have made there! And the crib quilt is a delightful reproduction! thanks for the inspiration as always :)

WoolenSails said...

I am glad you could get the photos in, love your new quilts and the crib quilt is beautiful.
I have collected the taupes, now i need to decide what to use them in.

Debbie

Liz D said...

I love the large block quilt, the fabrics are beautiful.

Try fixing the orientation/ rotation on your phone before your load to wherever. Use the edit feature on your phone.

lizzy

Nicola Moss said...

Lovely selection of Japanese fabrics.

cambric-cotton.blogspot.com said...

Millrose Cottage has so many wonderful Japanese taupes I have a hard time deciding what to buy. I love spending time in this shop and because it is quite close to home I go there often. Regards Wendy

Liz D said...

Disregard my above phone phoot rotating advice. Your phone probably already displays ''right side up'', so no way to tel which need fixing. Maybe instead an edit on Picasa?