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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, March 17, 2012

Orange block

Kia-ora The next block is Orange--Tan----well sort of-- I have stitched a couple of seams --one half stitched that will be coming out!!

Purple Block

Kia-ora I have another block finished --Purple lets see if I can upload photos this time.the block is ready to stitch --but it does get changed
A close up of the center more stitching required

Another close up

Finished block

Any comments welcome
I will be adding embellishments --beads buttons charms when the blocks are joined together
Thanks for looking
Kiwi Jan

Teal block finished

My Teal block is finished --for now--I have left space to add to  if I need  when all the blocks are joined together .Any comments welcome
Thanks for looking
Kiwi Jan

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Crazy quilt block Teal

The Teal block is progressing well picture below with the latest stitching,

Saturday afternoon while the 'bomb' raged --wild winds and heavy rain my granddaughter and I painted
I painted Lace and ribbons to use on my blocks and Danielle painted paper to use on her projects  she just used the dirty water from cleaning the brushes and her paper came out really well--so to did my Laces and ribbons Look out for them on the next blocks.
Thanks for checking my blocks  --comments welcome

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Crazy Quilt Green Block

Kia-ora friends, my green block is finished -for now--I am sure that when the blocks are stitched together  there will be more embellishment required.
Comments on this block will be appreciated.

Next block is the Teal one.On checking out my threads I discovered I didnt have what I thought I needed  so a visit to Nancys in Wellington for threads was required.One or three came home with me
I have  painted the lace trims a new venture for me-- and the hand dyed cheesecloth under the darker lace was dyed by a special friend .
Any comments on this block?