Monday, June 29, 2015

Last of the Blues and fading flowers

Yes folks it's the last Saturday for light blue or green blues
with Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015.

In my box of parts and rejects I had a few 16 patch blocks
originally being made for…… really something to do
one day when all I wanted was to sew straight seams but now I
find I have a good use for them. I'm a member of Aotearoa Quilters here in
New Zealand and their latest newsletter put out a call for
cot or single quilts for a cause
Cosy Kiwi Kids
to ensure that children who are living in cold damp homes
are  given a warm quilt. These will be distributed
through needy schools throughout the country.


It's a large cot size, not enough blocks for a single.
All that is needed now is to haul out some batting and backing and quilt.

It's that time of year for me to prune back hydrangeas, roses and a few other shrubs but I like to leave
the roses until the last ones are fading, I love the change of colour and
the beginning of decay


strange I know but I'm sure I'm not the only one, in fact I know I am not 
as an art gallery in Auckland 
have produced a luscious book of photographs of flowers in decay
taken by a marvellous photographer who specialises in these. This is on my wish list!

Time to get into house cleaning this morning - go visit
Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2015
to view more blue lovelies and have a happy week.

13 comments:

quiltedfabricart said...

Your fabrics are lovely! Whoever gets the donation quilt will be thrilled. And I do know that feeling if just needing to mindlessly sew with abandon:-)

scraphappy said...

What beautiful fabrics you have used for your donation quilt. I am sure that someone will love to have it to snuggle under

Leeanne said...

What a lovely cheerful quilt to donate.

Debbie said...

Your donation quilt is wonderful.....the colors are so pretty. I know someone is going to love this!

Julierose said...

Lovely donation piece--I especially like those borders and those brighter bits scattered throughout--as usual you have a wonderful "eye" for color...hugs, Julierose

Magpie Sue said...

It always makes me happy to find a cause for which to pull together a quilt out of parts and scraps. You turned your blocks into a lovely top.

I understand about fading flowers. I do need to get out and deadhead my little rose bush however!

Gina said...

What a great cause for your orphan blocks.
I don't deadhead as much as I should as I like to leave the seeds for the birds

Raewyn said...

Good on you with the donated quilt. I keep telling myself I need to get more organised so I have quilts ready to donate when the call goes out. My garden needs a little tidy-up, trying to chip away at it, a little each day!

Ann said...

Beautiful blues. I think a child will especially like the whales on the borders. Gorgeous roses, too. Our are dying from the drought; not nearly as lovely a decay.

Sheila said...

Beautiful colors and prints in your donation quilt. Such a worthy cause, too. It's sure to provide comfort and warmth for a child.

Lori said...

We are just into summer here and I am looking forward to some flowers. RSC lends itself to so many projects.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely blues in your 16 patch.. and I shall check out the Aotearoa Quilters, sounds like a great cause. I tend to leave my roses too, something rather pretty about the changes in colour,just before they go too far!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I'd love to have hydrangeas but have to settle for a painting of some done by my Aunt. Nice 16 patches. The colors are lovely.