Here in Darwin, we have had threatening cyclones, which didn't come to pass, thank goodness, our neighbours in the Katherine region (300kms) away, were not so lucky and got a whole pile of rain from the tropical low. The Stuart Highway was cut for about three days, this highway connects Darwin to the rest of Oz, the road is back in working order, but the railway to Darwin, which was also washed out, won't be repaired for a little while yet...the perils of living in the tropics!
Yes and now it is hot hot hot....aircon has been going on before lunch for the last couple of days...I have set up my sewing machine in the cool, and have been sewing up a storm...I decided that before I would start on anything new I needed to finish "my homework" (over due projects)....
Homework Sheet No. 1 Two twin boy quilts.
First started in September...blogged here...they have turned out quite well...despite being brown ;)
Homework Sheet No. 2 The Flurry Dresden plate quilt.
Check out the hand quilting (yes, that's right hand quilting) I did with red perle cotton...so pretty!
Homework Sheet No.3 Tammis Angel Christmas Runner
Did you know it very hard to take a photo of a 66 inch runner?
These four quilts brings my total of completed items for year to eighteen. I am very pleased with that, as two of those quilts were a king and queen sized...had to outsource the quilting on those two!
1. Tamis Angel Christmas Runner, 2. Run up to Christmas - Christmas Checkerboard, 3. Christmas Swap, 4. Flurry Dresden Plates, 5. Bow Wow, 6. Bird Watching, 7. Red Hot Basket, 8. Pam Holland Christmas Beetle, 9. Pink Blooms, 10. Its a Girl...quilt, 11. DSC00699, 12. In Fabric Land, 13. Home Sweet Home, 14. The Letter M, 15. Botany Jelly Roll quilt, 16. So Tweet!, 17. Polka Dot Tree, 18. Its a boy...quilt
Still lots of quilts in the "Work in Progress" pile! But we will talk about those in the next post...as this one has turned out quite long....so happy sewing in 2012!