Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Summer storm.... at last ..

A couple more lonely blocks have been made into placemats


... and heaps of scraps have been joined together to make these blocks.... I'm still going.... this is going to be a large scrap quilt....


At last yesterday we saw a real build up of summer storms....


not heaps of rain but enough to lay the dust down and add a bit of water to the tank (20mls) ....

something satisfying by a littering of jacaranda flowers on my 'wannabealawn'


I need a new Christmas stocking for little Astrid... so I will be playing with this today.... 


... so pleased to have found the perfect panel to make up for a quick fix so I can post it to the UK before Christmas ...



24 comments:

Maria said...

Great the idea of using orphan blocks for place mats and such great quilting.
Love Srappy Quilts, yours looks good.
Nice drop of rain you had..
Cute stocking panel for you to make for Astrid.

Chantal said...

Beautiful panel for a stocking for Astrid. Go Fiona, work your magic!
Hope you get rain soon. ;^)

Anonymous said...

The scrappy quilt is so pretty and will quilt wonderfully. The placemat idea is a great one. I've just been putting them on the back of the quilt but I like this idea much better!!!!! The stocking will be super special! Hugs..........

Jeanette said...

Love the placemats & your scrappy quilt. Such a cute stocking for Astrid. Hugs, xx

Terry said...

I love your scrap quilt...and that stocking is just too cute! :0)

Susan said...

Was all ready to say what a great stocking panel for your O/S grandie BUT the boycott american women caught my eye...LOL
the scrappy quilt is going great - its clever how the seconday pattern appears too.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fiona your placemats look great and i love the look of your quilt and that pic of the storm is awesome,enjoy your day my friend.xx

Jane Galley said...

I love this idea of making the orphan blocks into placemats, great idea. love the scrap quilt too, my ironing mat is made in a similar pattern :)

Elyte said...

Nothing goes to waste does it. Lovely results.

Jennifer said...

We had a bit of a storm on Monday, lots of lights and music but not much rain.

Well done on the quilting front!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Great idea with the blocks xx

Karen S said...

Great to have some rain. The garden would have loved it.
Wonderful to see the scrap quilt growing so well and looking great.
Quick, get to work on that stocking.

KERYN B said...

Don't you just love a storm and what a beautiful stocking for bub from her aussie nanna..

Cheryl said...

Lovely placemats Fiona and love your quilting on. That stocking is going to be very cute for little Astrid. Perfect with an aussie theme.

Anthea said...

that's such a perfect panel for Astrid, Fiona... you'll have it done in no time I'm sure!

such a great pic of the sky, all angry & ready to rumble... any rain is better than none...

sunny said...

Love your idea for placemats. You've been very busy.

Sue SA said...

Love your placemats, the skinny churn dash looks so cute! I have not seen stocking panels before but the Aussie one is just perfect! Our jacaranda is in full bloom here to, but alas no rain for most of spring, fingers crossed we get some soon.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Perfect placemats Fiona and perfect stocking for little Astris....how gorgeous is she! Oh what a beautiful subset...perfect for a toast!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Lovely orphan blocks given the Fiona treatment! I love your scrappy quilt. Such a cute stocking for Astrid. We have had a spit and a drizzle here :-(

Lin said...

Your place mats are so beautiful - you should be hanging them up as mini quilts!

Allie said...

Great idea for placemats, they're lovely! And I'm loving your scrappy quilt. That stocking is too dang cute. Enjoy your storms - I LOVE a good storm!

Janet said...

You are really using up the scraps and ends. Good for you and I love your scrappy quilt.

KaHolly said...

I love scrappy everything!! Your placemats came out great. Love how you put the feather in the middle...a great idea. I've been practicing but haven't felt confident enough to actually put one anywhere!! Maybe today's the day!! Hope you get more rain!

marina said...

great way to use your orphan blocks, the place mats look great.
scrappy blocks look fantastic.
hope more rain is coming your way.
We have had rain most of the night.
Will send the leftovers up to you.

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