I spent Christmas once again with my daughter Sophie and her partner Mark in Christchurch, fortunately without the accompaniment of strong earthquakes this time. Sophie had requested a quilt (again) and this time, I obliged.
The top was made from a jelly roll of batiks, combined with my own hand dyed fabric that was dyed to co-ordinate with the batiks. The borders were quilted with leaves and flowers, while the pieced windmill blocks were just outlined. Sophie pronounced it suitably tasteful.
While I was in the mood, I also quilted this top which I made many moons ago. It's lap quilt sized and I really like it. It's just made from bits of hand dyed and tie dyed fabrics. I also made 2 quillows for my friend's sons but didn't photograph these. So the lead up to Christmas was pretty busy with all that stitching.
It's summer here, so this is what's in the garden at present :