Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Scenes from a construction site.

I've been busy recently assessing fabric and chopping up paper preparing to make a patchwork "picture" for Sophers to auction off with the larger quilt Ma is making to help raise funds for the trip she is taking with about 15 young people to Uganda. It has been inspired by the one I did in greens for Mum and Dad for Christmas for their dining room.

There are about 80 squares here about 2cm by 2cm... it too a while - all done by hand.

The dining room currently looks like a construction site with squares made out of off-cuts from other quilts, African fabrics and a large amount of paper strewn everywhere!

This is how far it's got so far... there are three different sizes of fabric (all from Africa) from 1.5 cm square to 6 cm square... I must be mad

Ahh well - when it's finished it'll make more sense I'm sure - I've a fab bit that is a suitcase and this one that looks like a butterfly (from Jenny) that I'll incorporate and frame too - very colourful, but Sophers recon's very suitable (she should know she's been and brought back some of the fabric)

Then there is this - I treated myself to a stack of Kaffe Fassett, Martha Negley and Philip Jacobs fabric... I'm going to have to make something fab, plus find someone to give the offcuts one too when its finished, I think most people I know have something made by Mum and/or myself!!

Anyhow - It's time for tea, this time from my lovely teacup and saucer from Zandra Rhodes (my favourite things collection) Plus to start planning what I'm going to do next week.... I'm off work again AND ... well... it's my birthday next week too.....


Sandi McBride said...

It's going to be lovely, I'm sure. I can't wait to see the finished product...haven't been in in a day or two, laid low by meds...but crawling back in to visit, if not post.
ps, nothing like a good old cup of tea to make me feel like crawling!

Mary said...

Ok I'm commenting as you complain when noone does By the way do you know its mothers day on Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah,
How busy are you! Wow! All that fabric looks fab all together. Your quilt is coming along great too.
I went to the Aussie Quilt Fest. Just posted some lovely quilts. Have a squizz when you get time.

Sandi McBride said...

How much work have you completed on your quilt? I'm anxious to see so get with it and maybe I won't have to nag!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!
Have a great day.

Terri said...

I have enjoyed visiting your blog. Good luck with your quilt. I am not brave enough to attempt one yet.

I really liked the You Tube song clip, as well! Made me want to have a cup of tea! LOL
God bless!

Dawn Hay Designs said...

Hi Sarah, discovered your blog today by visiting a blog and visiting a blog .......Well was very encouraged to see the project you are working on for the Uganda trip, looks great and I will now be off to finish the quilt I am beading for a school who are raising money for an orphanage in Kenya.Thanks for the inspiration to get of my butt. Quilty Hugs to you & a cup of tea, Dawn x x