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:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. 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..........

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

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

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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

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  8. 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 :)

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  9. Nothing goes to waste does it. Lovely results.

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

    Well done on the quilting front!

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  11. 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.

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

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

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  14. 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...

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

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  16. 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.

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

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  18. 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 :-(

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

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  20. 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!

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

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  22. 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!

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  23. 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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