Oh hi, what's been happening, how have you been, what have we missed? We've been here all along, really, just not online much at all these last couple weeks.
Big news to share - Brisbane finally has its very own Modern Quilt Guild! I went along to the first meeting last Sunday, with a group of fabulous ladies, and we'll very soon be up and running and have a blog button and everything! So very exciting. Vee is very kindly creating the designs for our social media headers - wahooo!!
A couple of sewn-things to share this week. First up - Vee's cushion made from our 'hello sunshine' pineapple panel, which we've submitted to be considered for QAGOMA's upcoming Harvest/Fallen Fruit exhibition. Doesn't it look fantastic with the pom-pom trim? We did a bit of backyard styling this morning with the ever-handy felt-ball garlands, just to fun things up a bit.
And here's a behind-the scenes pic! I kept having to duck inside to grab another couple of books to prop the cushion up, and move the cushion to a safe spot each time so it didn't topple over onto the wet grass ... or dog poo - gah!! All good though, no scary incidents to report, oh the relief.
And now, my May blocks for Leanne, for our Care Circle of doGoodStitches. I LOVE these blocks. the pattern is Nested Churn Dash by the very clever + lovely Jane - who is kicking off a quilt-a-long with this block on the 1st of June. Jane's full block is 24 inches - which is another whole churn dash beyond the biggest size here. Leanne asked for a 16.5 inch and a 8.5 inch block. Jane's pattern is excellent - all the cutting instructions are there, along with great sew-together graphics, so it's really quick to chain-piece and sew together.
I had a bit of a rabbity theme going on for the middle squares ... not sure why, I just had them both handy and had to use them. The red one is so sweet, and I just love this little green one, which I just received from the lovely Frances.
Hope your weekend is a good one. My oldest daughter's netball team had its first win of the season today - wahooo!! - and now it's finally time to do some quiet pottering about after a really busy week. 'til next time. xoxo cat