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Wonky Houses and a Magnolia from my Garden

Two of the nine wonky house blocks I have completed for this months Block Lotto.

I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of 30 more log cabin rose that I won in last months Block Lotto. Not sure how I am going to put them together yet - will wait until they all arrive and then play around with them for a bit until I decide. I am off to a craft show in Hamilton, NZ this weekend - hoping for some inspiration.

This is just one of the many magnificent magnolia blooms in my garden at the moment. Just love spring with the promise of summer to come. We have had a dreadfully wet winter and now a major earthquake in Christchurch in the South Island. Our thoughts are with all those suffering in Chrischurch and surrounding areas - may the aftershocks soon be over allowing you to return to some semblance of normal life.


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A group of local quilters has recently completed two years of making 12" x 12" art quilts -completing one every two months working to a selected theme for each one.  I really enjoyed this experience and am now taking part in a 20" x 15" challenge working to colour themes.  We have three months to complete these. 

Here are some of my 12 x 12 quilts
"Temptation"  -my idea for this was "The Grass Is Always Greener" and it is made in my favourite style of sewing small crumbs of fabric together. "Perspective" "Nursery Rhyme" - "Rain Rain Go Away" "Autumn"
I will need to track down some of the other images on my computer and will put them in another post. 
It has been a long time since I last posted but we have been having a conversation about blogging in an on line group I belong to and it has inspired me to have another go at this.


This is my first 8 weeks of Quilty 365.  This will be linked back to
I started my blocks on November 1st and have decided to sew them together in 2 week strips.  I am thinking that I will end up with too many blocks to make a well proportioned quilt so may have to incorporate the last few months into the backing -we will see how it progresses.  My blocks are 4.5" square and I am varying the size of my circles.  I am using scrap pieces of my low value fabrics for the background -even piecing many of the background squares to use up smaller scrap pieces.  As I do a lot of scrap quilting and love working with tiny scraps of fabric I am also making some of my circles scrappy.
I belong to a private facebook group of 50 fellow quilters and several of us are playing along with this project.