Message in a Bottle by Irene Blanck.








Sunday, January 26, 2014

Australia Day

Today , the 26th January is Australia Day. It's about celebrating the fact that we live in the 'lucky country'. I came to Australia in 1966 and I was amazed at how big and blue the sky could be without a cloud in sight. I still love those days, when the sun is out, the washing on the line dries in 20mins and the magpies strut across the lawn as if they own it.
 
I've been sewing a bit more of my BOM. Now come the hexies in the corners. 
  
 
 
and one more Oak Leaf block.
 

 
 

13 comments:

  1. Those are both beautiful appliques, love how the quilt looks with the new border around the flowers.

    Debbie

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  2. Love the colours of your medallion - it's going to be beautiful! And your cheddar oak leaf block is expertly appliqued - love the colour of that too. Enjoy your Australia Day!
    Hilda

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  3. Gorgeous cheddar block---very nicely done!! Your medallion is neat--going to go back and see which BOM it is from in your posts

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    1. Judy, it's In Quiltmania No 99 January/February 2014.

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  4. Nice, your story of the Australia day and beautiful appliques!
    groetjes van Marijke

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  5. realey beautiful..!!!
    have a nice day...;0)

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  6. Love your doing your own colour choices with the BOM it's looking great.
    Happy Australia Day.

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  7. Dorothy, your blocks are beautiful as usual. Happy Australia Day.

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  8. The broderie perse center is so pretty. You found some wonderful fabric to create it with.

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  9. Happy Australia Day, Dorothy. Australia sounds like a beautiful place. Your version of the center of the Di Ford BOM is very striking. I love the fabrics you have chosen. Wonderful cheddar Oak Leaf block, too. Your applique is impeccable.

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  10. Your medallion center is so beautiful. Can't wait to see more.

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  11. Such nice broderie perse in your medallion center.

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  12. Happy belated Australia Day! Where did you move from Dorothy? Your two blocks are pretty darn amazing!!

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