Sunday, October 9, 2011

I have actually been sewing...

You better believe it! The motivator was Konda posting the first block in the Fat Quarter Stars Quilt Along. Its an awesome block. My solid for this quilt along is Kona Maize. I am going to use stash fabrics for the prints. If you were thinking about trying a quilt along I would thoroughly recommend those organised by Konda. There is a button in my side bar that will link you up with the details.  This is the third of Konda's quilt alongs I am participating in.



My son turned 6 a couple of weeks ago. For the party favours I made some zippered pouches and put some goodies inside. They seemed to go down well. I used the pattern from Skip To My Lou blog. 




It has been school holidays here for the last 2 weeks. My husband, son and I headed home to my folk's place and spent some time with them. It was nice that my son's actual birthday co-incided with our visit. My son adores visiting his grandparents and aunty. While we were gone there was plenty of rain and our garden has exploded with lushness.  Amid all that greenery is strawberries, chives, parsley, rosemary, thyme, oregano, orchids, chrysanthemums, curry plant, lemon and lime trees plus a couple of other things I don't know the name of but are pretty.


There was a very juicy strawberry just waiting to be eaten. It was delicious. There are so many strawberries developing. Can't wait. Any bugs reading this STAY AWAY!


This a photo of what I know as a bush orchid. It is such a pretty little thing and surprisingly hardy. Our courtyard gets so hot in summer but still it keeps growing and flowering.


Happy stitching (and strawberry eating )!


6 comments:

Rachaeldaisy said...

Your new quilt along looks like it's going to be fun! All those party pouches are so festive, such a great idea! I like the way you pit ribbon through the zippy ends. Your garden looks so lush and green! The rain arrived at the right time for your holiday!!

Sue SA said...

You are amazing, making all those pouches, I would have made 3 and given up! Glad you had a great visit with the family, hope you got to visit a patchwork shop?? The block is lovely, looking forward to following your progress, Happy quilting Sue.

Leslie can't stop quilting said...

Yay Karen!! I am so glad your are in the Stars QAL. Your block is gorgeous! Your son must have been very proud of what his mommie did for his birthday!! ~Leslie

Diane said...

I love the green / purple combo that you used in the stars QAL block!

Catherine said...

Great to hear that you've found some time to sew Karen. Loving that first block! Wow that looks like a lot of pouches to have made up. I'm sure they went down well though. I made some last year for Caitlin's birthday and her friends still mention them. Glad to hear you had a lovely break with your parents and didn't your garden give you a lovely surprise to come home to.

antmee said...

Wow! That's is one serious pouch sewing frenzy you were in! A great idea for party loot bags and so useful later on too. Love seeing you sew!

(your strawberries are looking good!)