Message in a Bottle by Irene Blanck.








Monday, January 20, 2014

When it's hot - Sew

We are all breathing a sigh of relief now that the weather has changed from unbelievably hot to our much cooler but more normal summer weather. I think most people living in Melbourne, Aus  melted during our four days of over 40C temperatures this last week. Yesterday dropped to 19C which felt a tad cold but today at 24C is beautiful. Long may this last.
It gave me the time though, to sit with the Air conditioning ON , to watch the Tennis and Sew. I started Di Ford's BOM , in Quiltmania. and here is a picture of what I have done so far. If you've seen it in the magazine you'll notice I've used a different fabric for my Broderie Perse. I'm already making a quilt with the Chintz fabrics and didn't want two with the same. The places where the ring of scallops sits, I've marked with an iron-off pen so they won't show once I have them placed  - and pressed. The background is a creamier colour than is showing in the photo, too.
 
 
 
and I'm still working with the Chintz and the hexies. It's turning out quite bright.
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10 comments:

  1. It just looks fabulous and as always you are so quick! Enjoy,
    Lida

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  2. OMG thi sis SOOOOO beautiful. I am also making this quilt by Di Ford. Just received my kit. I have tea-dyed the chintz and am ready to do broderie perse for the first time. Congratulations on yours. I just love it!

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  3. It's looking wonderful, good to see something beautiful coming out of the hot weather!

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  4. I can't wait to see more of you Chintz projects. I am looking for that new Quiltmania magazine but have been unable to find it yet. I would love to try the Di Ford mystery.

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  5. Love your fabric. I just got my magazine and I will use a different fabric too. Thanks for sharing your beautiful center.

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  6. Dorothy, you have a wonderful eye for selecting just the right fabrics and colors. Your projects are always a treat to see.

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  7. That is gorgeous, the fabrics you are using work beautifully with the design.

    Debbie

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  8. So glad the weather has cooled for you all down under. What a lovely center your BOm will be! I'm really loving the bright hexies as well.

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  9. Look how tiny your stems are. It's going to be a beautiful quilt. Stay cool.

    Nancy

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