Friday, May 20, 2011

Bits and Pieces

This is a mixture of bits and pieces.  From my visit out into the garden. Broccoli, a cabbage, spring onions [more like mini leeks] they have grown so well,a capsicum and 2 figs.Yum. There are plenty of green figs on the tree and  I have been told that it is now too cold for them to ripen, but I'll wait and see if they do.

An email from Margaret telling me the next 4 blocks will be out next week had me finishing this month's blocks.The top left one has a bit of a 'zing' to it with the fabrics I used.

Meanwhile I have started the border blocks for the Homage to Mary Brown quilt. There are 19 blocks that surround what I have already sewn [April 12th blog post]. Looking at the photo I think the top one needs a few more leaves.

and I did get the rabbit made with the felted wool.

On Monday at the guild we had The Biggest Morning Tea to raise funds for Breast Cancer Research and one of the requests was that we bring along a pin cushion that related to a morning tea. This is the tableful we got. My pincushion is the large slice of chocolat cake with pink icing [ No 9 ] It had been given to me as a present last year and it won 4th place.

and this was another one that won a prize.The entry that won 1st I don't have a photo of, it was a box of fabric chocolates and they were beautifully made.

*A friend has just sent me a photo of the winning box of chocolate 'pincushions'. If you look at the size of the eggcup next to them you'll gauge how small they were.


antique quilter said...

beautiful blocks. love how you using different backgrounds for the first quilt
loved seeing the pincushions, what a great display that made!

Lori said...

Lovely quilt blocks. I love the bright yellow!!

Dawn said...

What nice pin cushions. Nice idea for an event too.

As usual your blocks are stunning!

Nancy in MT said...

You are amazing Dorothy in the intricate detailed applique that you do, alwaysstunning. Love the rabbit. Lucky you that you have so many people to share your love of quilting, the setting at the table is too much fun.

Lida said...

Have been so busy and had not much time to visit blogs lately, but now I took the tiime to enjoy yours! Everything looks magnificent, the new blocks and the very old quilts, thanks for showing! Warm greetings from Holland,