Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Easter long weekend

We were lucky to have had a 5 day weekend break to celebrate Easter.  My time was spent down in Canberra visiting my family.
Lucky for me most of the shops were not open so I could set to work on my quilt,  'Secret Garden'.  I am using the fabric range Butterfly Fling to create the blocks.

It all began back in 2005when a studnet I taught gave me the pattern for my birthday. I loved the pattern and put it away for a rainy day.

In 2006/7 I began travelling one hour to be a part of a sewing group in a neighbouring town.  I was taught how to needle turn in this group and completed one quilt.

In 2009 I decided that I needed to take out my Secret Garden pattern and use the range Butterfly Fling for the quilt. I again put the fabric aside.

In 2010 I decided it was now or never to begin this quilt.  It became my monthly project.  I only took it out when I travelled to the group.  It took me 6 months to complete the first two blocks.  Obviously I talked too much!  Here is a picture of the first block, there will be 4 exactly the same colourings.

Just this past weekend I was able to nearly complete another block with only the centre flower and one circle to needle turn.

I was also able to cut out a fourth block which is ready to start.

Thank goodness for extra long weekends and the love of quilting.

1 comment:

  1. Woot woot. Way to go....

    I wish I could find more time to finish off my blocks as I love this quilt pattern.


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