With the heat we have been having I didn't feel like sitting inside sewing for some weeks ( and my gear was all in the cupboard ) but now that I have all my gear back on the table and have made some progress the desire to complete this quilt has returned.
" What are you making?" A the casual question as a certain person walked by. My cheeky reply was, "bunting," as I held up the string piecing of these little squares.
It was a little more obvious when I laid them on the table once some were joined.
I have made all the horizontal sashing strips and joined the flower blocks.
I have made longer vertical sashing and joined row 1 and 2 and also 3 and 4.
Here they are on my design wall ( which is really laying on the family room floor.)
Next I have to make more vertical sashing to join 5 and 6 then a row for down each edge , then a row for top and bottom. ( so that is quite a bit of joining still )
Some of you (Pip ) will know how far I have got with this.
It is so dry now we are spending a lot of time watering. We are also spending a lot of time harvesting vegetables. The over done items are being fed to the neighbour's pig Penelope.
Yesterday R picked big red tomatoes, courgettes and beans. I picked scarlet runners, little yellow tomatoes ( lots ) 2 cucumbers and some broccoli. I also picked strawberries and some small blueberries. Birds are eating the plums which are colouring but not really ready. My lovely little lettuces are now finished and the next lot not quite ready. ( it's probably too hot for lettuces to hold for long before shooting to seed.)
I was able to pick some fresh flowers for the dining-room this morning. Picking flowers has to be a favourite thing for me. Just as well as I spend enough time tending them.
Calla lilies which last well in water, alstromeria, pink roses - appleblossom and pink sparrieshoop.
Today is a public holiday ( Anniversary weekend for Northland, Auckland and BOP. )
I think it is also Australia Day for my Aussie Friends . Happy Australia Day!
I might even give myself some more sewing time......