There is a definite chill to the air now here in the UK. Although the sun has been out all day today we have had a steady breeze, it has ensured the temperature has been held down. I did manage to take a few photos of the very last of the flowers before the rain starts again.
The dahlias are still in flower but come the first frost they will be gone.
My last three roses for this year.
My last strawberry!
The head of this sunflower is so heavy it has made the whole thing droop.
We do still have this one to come.
Still in full flower, as are
and so are the sedums
You know when you wake up sometimes there is a remembered thought whether it be from a dream or something else, well last night was very restless and when I woke all I kept seeing/remembering was this little devil…..
Obviously it wanted me to do something, but other than plant it out I could only think to try to recreate it in a quilt somehow. Here are my drawings……
The basic sketch, which then moved on to ……
which then became this ……
which got put into this quilt diagram…
Then I moved on to looking in the EQ7 block section for their rendition of a pansy, I found 2, one pieced and one a motif.
from these I came up with these……..
and this …….
I drew the bee, my little son chose the colours.
This last one is this weeks quilt idea – The Pansy that kept me awake.
It measures 27″ square approximately and is ideal for a table topper. It needs fabric in the following amounts
- Background – blue a 24.5″ square
- yellow 3/8ths of a yard
- pale mauve 1/8th yard
- dark mauve 1/2 yard
- black 1/8th yard
- very pale beige 1/8th yard
The inner border cut from yellow need 2 pieces for the top and bottom 25.5 ” by 1″ and for the left and right 24.5″ by 1″. The outer border, in dark mauve for top and bottom 27.5″ by 1.5″ and the left and right 25.5″ by 1.5″
A piece of batting and a backing fabric, both 29″ square. Binding approx 130″ by 2.5″ wide.
Here are the links for the templates,
the large pansy:- Pansy that kept me awake templates flower
the small pansy:- Pansy that kept me awake templates flower small
the bee:- Pansy that kept me awake templates bee
the placement diagram:- quilt layout for the pansy that kept me awake table topper
Talking of table toppers, little son is off to Germany soon to stay with a family who’s son stayed with us in May. So, I thought I would send a present for his mother over with my son.
The pattern (yes I know I don’t usually follow commercial patterns but…) is from Patrick Lose’s website as part of his Party with Patrick scheme.
The close up….
This turned out to be a very, very quick project and I have not only finished this one but made (and finished) another ready for the Myton Hospice Christmas Fair.
This week I have also gone through my knitting yarns, gathering all the leftovers from projects and have found enough of one to make a cardigan, again as a gift so I don’t have to spend anymore money buying yarn at the moment. I did find some that will be sold very soon as I don’t need/like/want it anymore, that will happen soon when I can get DD to upload it to Ebay for me.
That’s all for this week, thanks for visiting. X