Thursday, March 8, 2007

Fabric Amnesia

Lynne from kleinmeisjequilts made a post about a great fabric for the border of her quilt which has been on her shelves so long she has no memory of buying it. I commented to her that I have lots of fabric on my shelves that I have no memory of buying. Is it Fabric Amnesia? I know I've got them but I don't know where they came from and I don't know where they're going either. At the moment they are just happy living at my house.

My string blocks have come to a rather sudden halt. I have made 5 more blocks since my last post but marking and prep has had to be a priority this week. Mereth of Pages from me asked: "Do you think you'll use up all your cut pieces? No matter how much I piece I never seem to empty a drawer completely." To my surprise I have nearly come to the end of the 1 1/2" strips that I had in my icecream container. I thought I had heaps, but obviously not! That's not to say that I don't have heaps of scraps, just not already cut and organised ones. Now I am cutting up my 3" strips in half to use. And I'm feeling really good about it. It's great to get rid of some of those scraps that have been hanging around for years and outstaying their welcome.

To finish a photo. Not a quilty, but quilty related. Last Sunday I went up to the Wintergardens here in Wanganui to take some photos of the huge begonias that are flowering in the glass house at the moment. I need some images of flowers to do a workshop with Anna Williams next month. The outside garden at the Wintergardens is currently designed to look like a typical Kiwi back yard complete with shed. Of course my back yard looks just like this - NOT!

Here is one of the begonias:

PS: The shed is not real!!


Janice said...

ooh, links AND coloured text!

thanks for the pics of the Wintergardens - I must get up there again soon. Its a great place for taking photos and now they have the cafe there its an even better place to visit.

meggie said...

Homesick!! Thanks for posting these lovely pics. I have never been to Wanganui...I am ashamed to say that, being an expat. I love those Begonias.

Brenda Smith said...

Your string quilts look really effective and what a great way to eat up some scraps!