Monday, 30 September 2013

More from our weekend

I didn't get as much sewing done as I expected but didn't mind as I enjoyed the company and sense of relaxation engendered by few tasks and the beautiful and tranquil surroundings. A Little Owl came to sit on an adjacent tree trunk every afternoon and rabbits abounded. A green woodpecker appeared and other birds which we couldn't decide whether they were young pheasants or quails, perhaps the latter as I would expect the pheasants to be bigger by this time.
I did cut out the pieces for my first U3A class and worked out the layout and cutting for yet another stack and whackery quilt. The third one is now handquilted and ready for binding and washing. All this started at a class in Sisters with Judy Johnson, a wonderful teacher who showed us a very ingenious way to layer the repeats.
Stack and whackery squares

Valerie hiding behind her nine patch.

Autumn colours

My camera didn't have enough zoom to properly capture Little Owl atop the log.


Pippas quilts said...

Your stack and whackery blocks look great

Julie Fukuda said...

I might have had trouble concentrating on the quilting with all that lovely nature on hand ... except every time I see those blocks, they shout to me to try it out.