Saturday, 2 October 2010

Holidays must come to an end....

School Holidays are so good sometimes, that I wonder why we need to go back to work/school/job/life at all.........we have been away at the beach and we have had such a good time - just plain old good family time together!

But you are not interested in that!! No - show me some fabric!!!

These two shots are for the Colorbrick Quiltalong - hosted by Stitched in Color - this will be my last School Auction Quilt - maybe be my favourite yet!!
I had so much fun playing with my stash to find bright, interesting fabrics - loving my echidnas and chickens and apples ohyeah!






My Red & Aqua Block Swap was held last night at my place - it was a good turnout - with friends coming along for the first time and lots and lots of loud discussion about what to do with our next swap starting 2011.
My family chuckled about how noisy a bunch of women could be discussing sewing!!

But - what to do with my little blocks?
This was an idea....

and this was an idea.....


But, I like this!!


and then maybe this?? (dont ask me about the white sheet (actually) my design wall..huh?)


Some much wanted blocks for Australasian Bee member - Jen of Cheeky Child - she requested a 16 inch block made with her Michael Miller Fairy range of fabric and for us to embellish any way we like.

I found some lovely lace, stamped ribbon and made a lace flower:



Some extra blocks made for a friend's daughter: pink was requested for the borders and I love my Laurel Birch fabrics - I have had them for a very long time now and they should be used and enjoyed!




Here are the fam at Sorrento back beach or surf beach (if you dare!)








Some pink and white heath - our state floral emblem:





Love this picture of hubbie:

This one is for the Auntie - your wacky nieces!!

5 comments:

Cathy said...

I agree Bronwyn, holidays are over waaay too fast! Gorgeous fabrics, beautiful blocks (I love those colours together), love your holiday pics, hasn't it been nice to get a few sunny days lately? xo

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

I love the Red and Aqua blocks - they look so lovely.

Our family also loves to head to Sorrento, Blairgowrie and Portsea beaches on the holidays - we have spent many happy days in the area.

My favorite place to swim has always been near the Portsea pier (front beach) but I hear it has all washed away.

Now we have young kids we often hang out at the very flat, calm and shallow Blairgowrie front beach, but BK (Before Kids) we always went to the Sorrento Back Beach.

Rachel Hauser said...

A red and aqua block swap - how FUN! So glad to have you on this Colorbrick journey. Your fabrics are great.

meli B said...

Nothing nicer than walking along the back beach. We tend to stick to the Blairgowrie end of it but never get tired of it. Lucky you, to be there these holidays.

sewjourn said...

It was great to see you today Bronwyn - hope to catch up properly soon! Love the red and aqua, they are looking really good.