Friday, June 29, 2007

Blue Quilt Progress.












Enough about holidays for now I think. I have in fact been carrying on making hexagons for my blue backed girlie themed "I Spy Quilt." ( for those who have been visiting here a while it is the same as the black backed boys quilt I made) This one is going to be slightly larger. The rows across have 15 (58.5" ) then 16 ( 62.5" ) then 15 etc hexagons per row . So far shown here I have completed and sewn together the first 9 rows. These are sewn by hand then machine quilted then sewn together by hand in rows ; then rows sewn to rows. ( lots still to go )




Today 2 young guys came to put ECO wool insulation in the half of our roof / ceiling that had none. So for NZ$900, the bedrooms and office and bathroom should be much warmer - I'll let you know about that.




I have added a couple of photos I liked from the holiday that you haven't seen. One is a huge Oak tree in Hagley Park in Christchurch - how come walking through all those leaves was wonderful but walking through leaves off my own Oak tree crowding around our back door is NOT!


The other pic is of wide open spaces in Otago - neat eh? ( all photos are enlarged on clicking )





9 comments:

Molly said...

Have a soft spot for trees myself. That one is a beut.

Shirley Goodwin said...

Doing well on the hexagons! Keep it up!

meggie said...

Oh Ali, thanks for that tree! I still miss that beautiful park.
Love your hexagons.

Helen said...

I love trees that are symmetrical like that and the wide open spaces remind me of Hawkes bay where I grew up.

MargaretR said...

The I spy quilt is lovely Ali as are all your holiday photos. I can't seem to find your email address, so thanks for your comments on my blog. they are always welcome.

Suzi-k said...

it is cool that there was someone under the tree to show just how big it is! I admire your patience with the quilt, it's looking good!

Tracey Petersen said...

Wow, that tree is just incredible. Imagine all that it must have seen in its loooong life!

Hexagons are beautiful.

Isabelle said...

Goodness me, what lovely pictures. Our son is going to New Zealand (Nelson) for 2 months next spring... well, I suppose I mean autumn... March, anyway, and is SO excited. He's very interested in geography and I must show him those stones. Thanks for your comment.

ForestJane said...

Very nice on the hexagons! I don't comment much, but that's so impressive I had to. :) How big is it now and how big will it be?