Sunday, 10 September 2017

I know

that spring is really here when my native mint bush (Prostanthera - native mint bush) starts flowering. It has been a joy to have this growing in our garden, it doesn't require much care beyond pruning back once a year and a little extra water on the really hot days.


The daffodils seem to have their own timetable and bloomed a few weeks ago which was when the photo was taken, they are looking a bit bedraggled now.  Other spring bulbs are starting to pop up as well, I spotted a couple of freesias and some hyacinths this morning.


I finished quilting my Anna Maria Horner workshop piece in February and decided to enter it in our guild quilt show which was held in July, I was over the moon to get a red ribbon for it :)


I really enjoyed quilting this piece, there was no real plan to the quilting, it was just "quilt as desired", I loved how the feathers around the leaves turned out.


The majority of the applique was machine appliqued and although I enjoy hand applique it has become apparent that my hands do not enjoy it quite as much so I think my machine applique skills will continue to increase.


11 comments:

  1. I love this quilt!

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  2. Like you I've had to abandon much of my hand work since the thumb joints let me know that they are NOT happy with hand work any more. Congratulations on your ribbon and what a gorgeous quilt!!

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  3. So long as you can still do the applique that is all that matters....... The quilting is lovely......from the photos I can't tell it is machine appliqued.....

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  4. Congratulations on your ribbon! Your AMH quilt is lovely! Don't you love the smell of a Soring garden?! Now if only the sun would come out!!

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  5. Liz J said...
    Oh Pip ~ I am so very sorry for your losses! So good to hear from you again on your blog. Your quilting is absolutely AMAZING! We are heading into Fall here which is not my favorite time of year, as it means snow and ice are next. I would be happy with Spring and Summer year round! Congratulations on your ribbon!!!! Wish you lived next door to me ~ things have a way of getting easier with time..............but you will always miss those you love. Take care ~



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  6. When I was little, my neighbour used to have a mint tree, I adored it because of the purple flowers and it's scent, I hope yours is the same as the one in my memories. Your quilt is beautiful, congratulations on getting a ribbon.

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  7. yes you are heading to spring while we are heading to fall. Left the windows open last night and it was so chilly in the house this morning that the long cuddly bathrobe came out of the closet and now that I'm awake and up for the day I have sweats on for a couple hours until it warms up nicely once again.

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  8. Beautiful work Pip and congrats on receiving a red ribbon!

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  9. Love this Pip. Your quilting adds so much movement and texture!

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  10. Oh how beautiful! You certainly deserve the red ribbon!

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