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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Update on knee and 31/2 inch 9 patch blocks

Kia-ora to anybody who reads this-- first the update on my broken kneecap-- great news as no op was required kneecap has started to knit!!!! But I still have this cast on for 5 more weeks thankfully no crutches now as I am allowed to put weight on my leg and have to work the muscle and ligament  in my my leg to help keep its elasticity. Cant sit at the machine tho  so sadly Fudge is still silent--
 Have been able to hand stitch and have been working on my Tweets Applique and handquilting my Turning Twenty quilt --
A few years ago my DH and I had a trip to the States meeting up with friends from the internet-- in San Francisco  Phoenix and Florida. While in Florida my friend Irene and one of her stitching pals decided to make these little 31/2 inch 9 patch blocks and swap them --one of the rules was we were not to cut into a big piece of fabric the blocks had to be from our scraps--so all pieces were cut indivually at 1 and 1/2 inches-- Crazy --yer right-- a good Kiwi expression  meaning oh yer-- haha!!
I added corner triangles to mine and had enough blocks  to make two lap sized quilts and one Babys quilt for the neo Natal babies at our local hospital--the Club --Guild --I belong to Pinestream Quilters have been making quilts for the little babies for some time.Now for the photos --!!!
This is the little Babys Quilt they are around 26 inches by 28 and just fit over the cribs tucking in at the bottom
Now for the two laptop quilts
and the back showing the label I have used embroidered doillies  for labels they do look good

I seem to be having a little trouble with photos not where I would like them to be-- ah well at least they are there.
Thanks Irene and Linda for the blocks added to mine they have made nice quilts --Gotta love 9 patch no matter how little or big for that matter
More later.

1 comment:

  1. Great to see you back on your blog Jan - and on your feet!