I hope all the aussies out in blog land had a great Australia Day. We spent the morning at the annual NRMA Motorfest. My 4 year old son particularly loved these vintage speed cars. Photo is courtesy of him and our old digital camera. He had a ball snapping photos of the bits he liked and getting down on his hands and knees to check underneath. As you may have guessed my son loves cars. Lucky it was only the morning as it was going to be another stinking hot day.
Now onto other important things. I finally finished my Chenille Star quilt started in 2007. As you can guess there is a chenille component. It was my first time sewing with chenille. It stretches. This project was what got me back into sewing big time after having my son. I booked into a one day class for my birthday at a local quilt shop. It was my first dose of real freedom. I gotta tell you I was very excited to be out for the better part of the day without any 'hanger-oners'.
I had organised a kit through the shop seeing as I loved the fabrics she had used. The brown patterned fabric is linen. It frays very easily. I wouldsay its a lapsize quilt. I used cotton batting.
I had it quilted by my local long arm quilter. I did a pieced back with an inbuilt label.