Friday, 14 November 2014

A la Chicken quilt and a little nutty...

This is Rosie's fun chicken quilt that I managed to finish last week.  It took ages for my brain to come up with how I was going to quilt it, but am very happy with the result.  Rosie is too, which is the most important thing.

I used three different colours in the quilt, 1 variegated King Tut for the block backgrounds and outside border and two So Fines for the sashings.

The humour in the quilt is lovely and a very clever play on words.

Rosie used a lovely deep teal spotted backing fabric which looked really good.

Our cabbage tree is in full flower this year and looks quite spectacular.  We were given this tree as a wee seedling that was about 30cm (12 inches) tall.  Amazing to see its size now and it will get taller yet.

Then we were ecstatic to discover lots and lots of baby walnuts on our tree. It looks like we are going to get a really good crop this year.  It has been 10 years since we planted the tree and last year we got about 4 mature walnuts.  We ate them very slowly!!!

On Thursday our son Daryll and his partner Dayn and our gorgeous grandson came to visit.  Dayn's brother JR was out here on holiday from Thailand and they were showing him some of our wonderful country.  Look at this boy....what big brown eyes he has.

Off to our local A & P show tomorrow (like a county fair in the US but quite small).  Should be fun, the forecast is for galeforce winds.  Interesting.

Take care and see you all again soon.

God bless

1 comment:

  1. Chookies look very cute. Love what you did.
    How was the show? We just saw on the news about the strong winds.
    Your cabbage tree look amazing. You must be on the edge of cabbage tree growing zone.