When I was in Melbourne recently I saw some very cute Easter decorations that reminded me of little pincushions. Unfortunately, the price wasn't so cute so I made a note to myself to try and make my own.
I have used scraps of 1930's fabrics to make them - just drew around a scone cutter to get the circle shape. The buttons are from a collection that used to belong to my Nan.
Pink and green seem to be emerging as my dominant Easter colours.
Decided to get out my 1930' Butterfly quilt which I made a few years ago. It is based on a pattern called Butterfly Garden by Deborah Kitching of Quilters Cabin. The pattern was published in 1998 in a book called Country Best. As you can see it's simply nine patch blocks alternated with button hole appliqued butterflies.
This quilt is rather crudely handquilted. I didn't use a hoop - remember reading an article about Brigitte Giblin who's work I'd admired in Australian quilting magazines, which said she handquilted without one, so decided to give it a try. At the time I wasn't that impressed with my effort but now I quite like the rather naive/primitive look of it.
Molly came along for a look and I took quite a few nice photos of her including this one.
Here we have a not so refined 'bum shot' featuring Master Oliver.
While on the subject of Oliver I caught him 'hunting' in the garden earlier today. I thought he looked very cute amongst the greenery in his $2 Chickenfeed collar!.
I had lots of trouble uploading these photos today - kept getting server error messages. I was only able to load one picture at a time so you can imagine how long it took! Has anyone else had this problem?
A reminder to Catherine and Helz -I need your postal addresses so I can send out your giveaway prize. Hope all the other 'sickies' are feeling better.