Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Very Long Strips.

Glad to have you call by Kirsty. Take care.
Hello everyone else.
It's really windy here in NZ these last few days, not good for our avocados or kiwifruit vines but it always seems to blow at some stage.( pollination is all over really except for a few late flowers )( wow, there are so many little fruit! ) I took advantage of the breeze and washed the quilt( my 1st ever quilt /duvet cover I made by hand) off our bed and now it looks brighter and smells lovely.
The long, long narrow photo is of one strip of my Hexagons. After a bit of experimenting I decided it was by far the most straight forward way to proceed with the sewing together. Sew each row ( diagonal strip ) together then sew that strip to the next. The row on the photo is strip 5 out of 20 to be done ; but it's looking good.
I'm mainly sewing at night or the weekend as the days seem filled with orchard work - doing exciting things ( blah! ) like the GST ( goods and services tax return) and garden work. I must remember Quilting is my hobby....not my reason for being! ( or have I got that wrong?)
I wish to tell you other bloggers how much I enjoy your day to day happenings; your quilting and creating; your joys and your sorrows and especially your photos!


Joyce said...

Your duvet cover-quilt is lovely. I like the dark blues in contrast with the pastel centre. I can't wait to see the hexagons all sewn together.

ForestJane said...

That hexagon quilt is going to have you dreaming little black rimmed hexagons, I think... lol

Fiona said...

Hexagons are looking good - maybe we wouldn't enjoy quilting so much if we could do it all the time? (Naagh, forget I said that!)

Shirley Goodwin said...

I love my blogging community too, and it saved my sanity when I was confined to the house for 3 months when I broke my ankle. And this wind is everywhere!