I have been busy lately with visitors and preparing for more visitors next week. We are also making an important visit to our gorgeous DGD this weekend. Can't hardly wait to get there and give her big XOXO!
Today I have a few things to share with you. First of all is my Summer Stars Quilt from a book Home Sweet Home of Blackbird designs. I fell in love with this quilt and I thought it would be perfect for a Christmas quilt. I did the fabric treatment for this quilt before cutting it. The result was stunning. I pieced all the star blocks and prepared the applique borders and that was all I did then. I'm revisited it again to try and finish the top by Christmas.
Home Sweet Home is a great book with many stunning projects inside. There is another quilt in there called Nosegay for Mother that I would like to make. I already did the fabric treatment for it now; the only thing I need is time.
Here is Summer Stars and a few of my blocks. Don't you just love the colour? I'm happy with my colour too and really enjoy the appliqué process.
Some star blocks ready and waiting for the appliqué borders.
Myra was here last weekend and I talked her into starting a blog. Myra and I have been friends for almost 10 years. She and I took a trip together to Bangkok, New Delhi, Istanbul, Cairo, Aswan and Zurich in 2008 for 5 weeks. Myra is also a quilter. She makes vibrant quilts for all occasions so I thought blogging would be the best way to show off her beautiful quilts. Myra calls her blog Myfluffybag. Please join me to welcome Myra to our blogland.A couple of weekends ago I met up with Jacky and Dot and we visited Ziguzagu the Japanese textile warehouse again. Jacky and Dot are friends I met through blogging. I couldn't help myself taking a photo when I saw them digging into a tub of vintage kimono pieces. They are both creative textile artists so I hope you will pay them a visit at their blogs
This is one of Dot's creative pieces of fibre art she gave me the first time we met. Thanks Dot, I love it and I have displayed it in our guest room for everyone to enjoy when they visit us.
The next post is my birthday giveaways. I will leave the post up while we are away and will do the draw when I get back either Sunday night or Monday sometime. I hope you will be back to enter for it...!