The ramblings from a small quilt shop on the South Islands West Coast of New Zealand

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Black’n White, not red all over

You know in a previous life I was a teacher and had this great ability to stay on task.  My how things change… my sewing room is an absolute disaster area, it seems each time I’m in there I’m rushing to get something sewn or, heaven forbid, something other than a piece of patchwork, ironed – shock, horror and as for staying on task – well, that skill has long since left me.  I get in there with all good intentions and before I know it the thing I started on is on one side and another is in my hands – oh the shame Winking smile.

004Well, today being cold and miserable I didn’t expect to see many in the shop so I thought I’d spend time next door and do the tidying thing.  Well, the thought was the only step towards it I made, instead I found a pathetic ‘flimsy’ that was just crying out to be finished, so what’s a girl to do?  Yep, I finished it!


Another little Hunter Star quilt, this time 004using polka dots in black and white.  The first inner border is a little pleat in red.  This pleat has become a regular in my quilts and I think gives it a little lift and offers a ‘stop’ to the pattern.

I chose to just meander all over for the quilting and the truth is I just didn’t have the slightest idea of what else to do.  Anyway it’s a finish!  The room is still a bomb site but at least there is one less thing in there.


Now I need to thank many of you for your kind words and concern about my ankle. It019 is progressing nicely… the surgeon is absolutely thrilled with his handiwork and couldn’t wait to show us my x-rays on his computer.  Sadly he was just the bone man, now some tissue healing needs to catch up with the bones.  The local physiotherapist is doing her bit by making sure that all the strapping I need to wear isn’t dull and boring and has me doing all sorts of exercises to lessen the limp that I have been left with.

So that is where we are up to now… my sewing room is still a mess but hey, I got something finished for OPAM – yeah!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

        a name Miche'le


  1. Wow gorgeous strapping! :) I like what you say about the 'stop' on the quilt. My quilting friend Sandra calls it a "rubber band border," you know, the one that holds the pattern in and stops it from running away! It's really important to a strong or busy pieced top eh.
    Very effective black and white quilt, an excellent excuse for not tidying up ;-)

  2. This black and white quilt is gorgeous!!!!! I love the red, it makes the whole piece pop!!!

    Glad to hear you are doing well on recovery. Take care!!

  3. The black and white with a touch of red is very classy.

    Your strapping is a work of modern art.

  4. Your black and white quilt is just so gorgeous Miche'le....and check out that strapping, it is good news to know that you are on the mend..

  5. It was tidying Miche'le- you were tidying up a flimsie! :-) Great job by the way. Sorry I've had a bit of a catch up with your blog- it's been one of those weeks. Maybe we both fell in the same time warp?

  6. Nice leg! lol So glad to hear you're mending well. Good on you for hunting down and finishing another flimsy, it looks fabulous. I love the little red peeper, what a great effect.


Thankyou so much for popping by and leaving a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and ideas and will get back to you if needed, hugs - Miche'le

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