Friday, June 1, 2012

Winter......

The first of June is the first official day of Winter here in Australia ..... and we have a cold and damp day here in  SE Queensland... so I am rugged up and I have the electric blanket out to put on the bed ...

I was partnered up with a 'new to me' blogger for my Winter swap.... Deb from Frog Cottage Designs.... and I tossed and turned what to make....

I have the pattern for a quilt called Seasons of the Heart (one of the many on my to do list) by Leanne Knell of Petals and Patches and Winter is one of the blocks on the quilt so I made it into a mini quilt which could be used as a table top or a wall hanging (there is a hanging strip attached)  


there are snowflakes....

and woolen mittens and a beanie....

a snowman and little blocks .......

piecing...

 ... stitcheries...

all matched up with warm coloured fabrics for the blocks and borders

it worked out to be about 18" square


... each section was such fun to do..... Debs has received it and sounds chuffed.... phew... never quite sure what to make for a designer!!

Deb has a lovely blog ..... some craft, some family bits, some food (can you spot the similarity) ..... now she has her gift I can stalk her more regularly..... you should pop over HERE for a read if you don't already.

Righto, Gotto Go.... my hot water bottle needs re-heating ......

25 comments:

  1. lovely winter wall hanging Fiona,love all your work you have put into it,well done and lucky De4b.xx

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  2. A lovely touch of winter ! It will be well loved, I'm sure!

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  3. Lovely work and just perfect for this time of the year down under!
    Love the 'crackly' fire too :)

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  4. Oh yes I saw this on Debs blog earlier. It is beautiful, she was very lucky to be paired up with you :o) Super lovely swap item xx

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  5. Oh that is just darling. I'm sure she loved it! I had to laugh, I'm "rugged up" too [LOVE that phrase, says it perfectly]. Monday was so hot and right now we're almost 50 degrees colder.

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  6. I love your winter hanging Fiona. It's so cute.

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  7. Your winter wall hanging is just so cute....
    We are having a glorious first winters day. Sun shining and 24 deg. BUT we really need rain...

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  8. Just gorgeous!! It has turned out beautifully, how could she not love it.
    Keep warm, I think your sunshine came down south for a visit today.

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  9. What a lucky gal she is...
    I love it...I went to the link but didn't find the pattern.
    Mama Bear

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  10. Beautiful. That is so lovely. I love this time of year. Hoping to snuggle up and get some hand sewing done. May have to lock the children up first! Lol! School holidays soon .... I'm forever the optimist.

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  11. I love it Fiona , I am sure Deb did too , just sweet!!

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  12. What a gorgeous swap quilt. I love the snowmen crossing stitchery. Tracee xx

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  13. Love the wallhanging. Just gorgeous. Hugs,

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  14. Love the wallhanging. Just gorgeous. Hugs,

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  15. Perfect reminder that winter is a fun season. Love the snowmen taking a hike!

    Enjoy your hottie.

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  16. Lovely choice Fiona, it has made a perfect winter mini quilt. Love it!!

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  17. I felt the cold of the snowflakes and the warmth of the mittens . Lovely quilt.

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  18. Ohh I was very chuffed indeed, a lot of beautiful stitcheries!!!! Just waiting forthe hubby to move one of my cutting tables so I can hang it up :)
    thanks again Fiona xx

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  19. What a lovely hanging, and I see that she loved it..I'll pop over and take a look at her blog too..we are expecting a bit of a polar blast here tomorrow..will wait and see if the forecasters have got it right..

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  20. how appropriate for this time of year, I am sure it will look great and be well appreciated in it's new home

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  21. Oh that is just so cute! I know she will love it! Happy winter to you.

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  22. What a brilliant present. Wonderful work, as always.

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