Friday 2 March 2012

More Stains!

I've had a bit of time to play with my Australian fabrics: making more 15 inch blocks for the Stained Down Under quilt

They are looking much brighter in the photos than they really are.  I am really enjoying making them, enjoying the maths of them and the different arrangements for the sashing

(I will get round to trimming them eventually - at least these have been ironed!)

Yesterday was World Book Day, and all the children came to school dressed as their favourite character. One of the draw-backs of working in a school . . .  is that staff were expected to come dress up as their fave too.  I had lent out my Winnie The Pooh outfit, so toyed with Pippi Longstocking, but finally went as Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dream Coat:

SOOO glad I didn't have to get out of the car on the way to school


  1. Your stained blocks are coming along very nicely!

  2. Haha at least you weren't put in a pit and sold off to slavers by your own siblings!

    This will be an interesting quilt with lots of memories!

  3. Like Nicky said, what a brilliant Aussie souvenir quilt!
    Glad you have 'fun'!

  4. Looks like you're having a blast with the Stained quilt, as for the jacket, err, yes, probably a good thing you stayed in the car... ;o)

  5. LOVE the "J" on the front!!! Last Halloween I had to dress up for the school I worked at too, and I dressed up in pioneer gear, like from Little House on the Prairie--bonnet, apron, and all. Naturally, every single construction worker who was working on our apartment building at the time happened to be standing along the short path from the apartment door to my car and yes, they stared at me until I drove away. So. Embarassing.

  6. Lovely stained panel - coming along very nicely. xx

  7. I love the jacket!! Blocks are looking good too!

  8. Hi Benta! Your Australian fabrics are so wonderful and will make a special quilt! How interesting that technic you show in your latest post!
    x Teje

  9. Ha ha! I have several blocks somewhere identical to yours that I made for Chris' quillow! I will send you a photo of what I ended up with instead. I didn't have the patience to carry on with the edge piecing. lol


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