Friday, March 15, 2013

Nearly Finished

My Scrappy Trip around the World. I am using the instructions kindly given by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltvilles Quips and Snips. I still have 2 more blocks to make then I can get this baby basted ready for me to practise my machine quilting skills on it.
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I have made 34 blocks. I was going to make it 6x7 12”blocks but have decided that 6x6 = 72”square will be big enough for a 10 year old girls bed. Or maybe I should make it 60”x84” . Let me know what you think?
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Back Home from ChristChurch

I had a lovely week with my sister visiting the Garden City, in time for the Ellerslie Flower Show. Every year we try and catch up, usually near my birthday in March. We live approx. 8 hours apart, so its lovely to have this time together.

It was awful to see the amount of damage still to be cleared in Christchurch. Some of the streets in places were like driving on a rollercoaster. Up and down, but still drivable. It bought tears to my eyes to see the wonderful old Cathedral in ruins.


Every one of these chairs represents one person who died in the February 2011 earthquake. They are placed in a vacant lot near the CTV bldg that came down, killing 115 people. 

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We spent 5 days touring around and two days shopping, and managed to see so much, including the ChristChurch Botanic Gardens. Some of the trees are well over 100 years old, and have the most beautiful trunks.


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The Herbaceous Border at the Botanic Gardens was developed in the 1920’s and is said to be the longest HB in the Southern Hemisphere


To make this post a bit quilty I took all these pieces of fabrics with me to make up into hexies.


In other words I hardly did anything. I didn’t cut up a single strip!
These hexies were already cut, and I just glued them!
Ah well, I had a great time, and that’s all that matters.
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