Full post about how this quilt came about is here, in my See You In September post.
And this is finally finished! I sewed the border together on Monday night, and it was all ready on Tuesday for photos at the NEW HOUSE!
That's the front yard, and this is on the verandah out the back:
It's going to be a quiet September - at least on the WIPs front - due to the house renovations, packing, and projects that have to remain secret (birthday exchange, Make Modern Magazine project).
In the spirit of winding down (ahahahahaha!) I have only 4 Things To Do for September!
4 quilt borders
3 supernova blocks
2 birthday exchange gifts
1 Make Modern Magazine mystery project
In between packing and moving, of course.
Because we settled on Monday and got the keys just yesterday and we have a NEW HOUSE!
You're going to get tired of seeing this jacaranda in my photos: I promise!
That's the kitchen. So many excellent spaces for photography! So much space and room for gardening things to happen!
This is the backyard - the hills hoist (clothesline) isn't going to be staying very long if I have my way. Either that or it's going to be turned into a growing structure for the grapes and the passionfruit...
But I really need to rig something that will let me put the quilt on the line on the porch and then lift the quilt up, suitable for taking pictures. A rope and pulley system, perhaps, that can be hoisted out of the way when the photoshoot is done...
Aussie Handmade Birthday Club
It's been a wonderful month of gifts from my Birthday Club - the ladies I'm with are all very talented and most of the presents have been beautifully made! I asked for practical presents and I'm so delighted to have received them. Baskets for putting bits and pieces in, a sewing carrybag that perfectly fits the bits and pieces for my Millefiori quilt, trivets/heat pads, a mug rug, and exquisitely made zippered pouches.
And the tote bag/zippered pouch below, complete with delicious fudge (chocolate, and irish creme)!
Truly, I've been blessed in this swap! And now, it's my turn to gift others. I have a few ideas, one of which might actually be patternable, although that will have to wait until at least October.
Anyway, for people in the US and UK, the summer is gone and fall is here; for my fellow Australians, we're heading out of winter and into the warm and sunny again! So many things to do before