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Saturday, September 29, 2012

~A Gardener's Journal Quilt Top~and a pic of The Police of Penzance



After much deliberation on deciding which border to use I went with the one below as the red just seemed too bright
What was to have been the backing is now the outer border
I had read I think on Anni's blog a while ago that a backing can be pieced using fat 1/4's and I have seen pieced backings using strips of fabric

So this weekend hopefully I will have a friend down who has offered to show me how to do it all
I was thinking I might even hand quilt it just around the blocks and squares and perhaps do in- the-ditch
around the borders
Did anyone else hand quilt this one?




This is what it looks like on the bed


and on the washing line
I just couldn't get a straight pic due to the wind but I lucked it in with this one


Rehearsals are in full swing now for Gilbert & Sullivans Pirates of Penzance which is the next play put on by Bay Theatre Players
Dress Rehearsals start next week and there are 17 shows so it's going to be full on
So it's Tarantara from me now......wishing everyone a great weekend
Happy Stitching......and Bon Appetit......Dzintra


Oops I just had a look at my blog and saw that it is my Blogaversary today and this is post number 297......so I'm thinking I might be back with a little giveaway, perhaps on my 300th post!!!

14 comments:

shez said...

well done Dzintra that quilt is stunning,love the colours you have chosen.Good luck with the play.xx

Susan said...

I wasn't sure about the border fabric in the small pic, but on the bed it looks great. Really brings out the stitcheries. I hand quilted mine, not too much in the ditch, just whatever came to mind for each section.

Cathy said...

Love you decision on your borders, well done! I don't had quilt anymore, seem to have work weary weak hands!!

Fiona said...

love your quilt and the border you chose... don't you look smart in a uniform?? sounds like so much fun... enjoy the show... break a leg....
Hugz

Kath said...

How many years it that Dzintra? I know we have been blog pals for a few years now.
I think your choices for the borders are perfect. It's often the trickiest part of the project for me, deciding on borders.

Annie said...

Wow, your quilt looks fantastic!!! Pirates looks like great fun....especially that cheerful blonde copper on the end :) xoxox

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YEAH!!!!!!! A lovely result after much hard work, both on the quilt and on PIRATES!!! Oh Dzintra, I know you will enjoy this show and the thrill of having an audience...I can hear the music now....you look great! I bet JoJo enjoys seeing her mum on stage! Anita

Teresa said...

Your quilt looks wonderful. I love the colours you've chosen for the border. Good luck with the play... sounds like a lot of fun xx

Simone de Klerk said...

Your quilt is soooooooooo pretty. Could you have imagined making this 297 posts ago?
So, how many years has it been?
You must have so much fun rehearsing. You look great!!

RitaGri said...

Sega ir tik skaista!Īsta dāvana tavam blogam -jubilejā, ne tikai gultai.
Lai veiksmīgas izrādes! Es domāju, vai man neuztaisīt pauzi mūsu dramatiskā kolektīva grupā.(Jo ir citas pārmaiņas dzīvē.)

Palomasea said...

Hello dear friend, and Happy Blogaversary!! :)
How blessed we are that you have chosen to share your life, kindness, and creativity!
And you are the sweetest and prettiest police woman I have ever seen ;) Have a grand time with the show, dear Dzintra!
You quilt is so beautiful...what a feeling of pride and satisfaction to know you created such a special piece of art. (and useful too!)

Dzintra, I had so much FUN cooking and thinking of you the whole time...someday I hope we can share a meal together, my friend!
Thank you again for inviting me on this great cooking adventure...
Can't wait to see your Spring issue delights!
Much love to you,
- Irina :)

Palomasea said...

Dzintra!!! What a joy to see your message! Oh, the fun we would have...
Thank you, my dear friend!
The soup tasted even better the next day...fantastic. If you like it to be more of a consommee texture, make sure to omit the flour. I diluted it with a bit of water today, and it was perfect. The recipe calls for thyme, and if you like the herb, be generous with it...I used dried, so beautiful...yum yum! And the banana bread is gone! That did not take long...heee...
Sorry for all the details!
Wishing you a splendid week, my friend!
Love,
- Irina

Bev C said...

Hello Dzintra,

Your Garden quilts is so lovely, I will have to do this one next year!!
Good luck for the show, break a leg.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo

Tatkis said...

Your finished quilt is adorable, congratulations!

Hugs,
Tatyana

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